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The Supreme Court Justices
Illustrated Biographies, 1789–2012

Third Edition
Edited by:

July 2012 | 584 pages | CQ Press

The Supreme Court Justices: Illustrated Biographies, 1789–2012, Third Edition, provides a single-volume reference profiling every Supreme Court justice from John Jay through Elena Kagan. An original essay on each justice paints a vivid picture of his or her individuality as shaped by family, education, pre-Court career, and the times in which he or she lived. Each biographical essay also presents an overview of the justice’s jurisprudence, the major cases during his or her tenure, and the justice’s relationships with the other members of the Court. Essays are arranged in the order of the justices’ appointments. Lively anecdotes along with portraits, photographs, and political cartoons enrich the text and deepen readers’ understanding of the justices and the Court. The volume includes an extensive bibliography and is indexed for easy research access.   

 

 

 New to this edition

  •  Foreword by Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr. 
  •  Updated essays on sitting or recently retired members of the court 
  •  New biographies for Chief Justice John G. Roberts and Associate Justices Samuel A. Alito, Sonia Sotomayor, and Elena Kagan
  • A revised listing of members of the Supreme Court with appointment and confirmation dates —as new documents have come to light, the editor has reassessed the dates of service of several of the justices

  • An updated bibliography with key sources on the Supreme Court and the justices
  • All-new images replace nearly one fourth of the illustrations in this edition

There is no better reference than this updated new volume for insightful background and dynamic commentary on the individuals who have served on the Supreme Court of the United States. This is a vital reference work for researchers, students, and others interested in the Supreme Court’s past, present, and future.

 

Editor Clare Cushman is director of publications for the Supreme Court Historical Society, a private nonprofit organization dedicated to the collection and preservation of the history of the Supreme Court of the United States. The society accomplishes its mission by conducting educational programs of interest to legal practitioners, scholars, and the general public by supporting historical research, publishing books, journals, and electronic materials and by collecting antiques and artifacts related to the Court’s history.


 
Front Matter
 
Contents (brief)
 
List of Biographies
 
Foreword
 
Acknowledgements
 
Credits
 
Introduction
 
John Jay
 
John Rutledge
 
William Cushing
 
James Wilson
 
John Blair, Jr.
 
James Iredell
 
Thomas Johnson
 
William Paterson
 
Samuel Chase
 
Oliver Ellsworth
 
Bushrod Washington
 
Alfred Moore
 
John Marshall
 
William Johnson
 
Brockholst Livingston
 
Thomas Todd
 
Gabriel Duvall
 
Joseph Story
 
Smith Thompson
 
Robert Trimble
 
John McLean
 
Henry Baldwin
 
James M. Wayne
 
Roger B. Taney
 
Philip P. Barbour
 
John Catron
 
John McKinley
 
Peter V. Daniel
 
Samuel Nelson
 
Levi Woodbury
 
Robert C. Grier
 
Benjamin R. Curtis
 
John A. Campbell
 
Nathan Clifford
 
Noah H. Swayne
 
Samuel F. Miller
 
David Davis
 
Stephen J. Field
 
Salmon P. Chase
 
William Strong
 
Joseph P. Bradley
 
Ward Hunt
 
Morrison R. Waite
 
John Marshall Harlan
 
William B. Woods
 
Stanley Matthews
 
Horace Gray
 
Samuel Blatchford
 
Lucius Q. C. Lamar
 
Melville W. Fuller
 
David J. Brewer
 
Henry B. Brown
 
George Shiras, Jr.
 
Howell E. Jackson
 
Edward Douglass White
 
Rufus W. Peckha
 
Joseph McKenna
 
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
 
William R. Day
 
William H. Moody
 
Horace H. Lurton
 
Charles Evans Hughes
 
Willis Van Devanter
 
Joseph R. Lamar
 
Mahlon Pitney
 
James C. McReynolds
 
Louis D. Brandeis
 
John H. Clarke
 
William Howard Taft
 
George Sutherland
 
Pierce Butler
 
Edward T. Sanford
 
Harlan Fiske Stone
 
Owen J. Roberts
 
Benjamin N. Cardozo
 
Hugo L. Black
 
Stanley Reed
 
Felix Frankfurter
 
William O. Douglas
 
Frank Murphy
 
James F. Byrnes
 
Robert H. Jackson
 
Wiley B. Rutledge
 
Harold H. Burton
 
Fred M. Vinson
 
Tom C. Clark
 
Sherman Minton
 
Earl Warren
 
John Marshall Harlan
 
William J. Brennan, Jr
 
Charles E. Whittaker
 
Potter Stewart
 
Byron R. White
 
Arthur J. Goldberg
 
Abe Fortas
 
Thurgood Marshall
 
Warren E. Burger
 
Harry A. Blackmun
 
Lewis F. Powell, Jr.
 
William H. Rehnquist
 
John Paul Stevens
 
Sandra Day O’Connor
 
Antonin Scalia
 
Anthony M. Kennedy
 
David H. Souter
 
Clarence Thomas
 
Ruth Bader Ginsburg
 
Stephen G. Breyer
 
John G. Roberts, Jr.
 
Samuel Alito
 
Sonia Sotomayor
 
Elena Kagan
 
Appendix Material
 
Members of the Supreme Court
 
Author Affiliations
 
Bibliography
General Sources on the Supreme Court and the Justices  
Sources on Individual Justices  
Books about the Supreme Court for Young Readers  
Books about Supreme Court Justices for Young Readers  
 
Index

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