Chief Justices of the United States#

History of the Court

Timeline of Justices

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No. Chief Justice Image Term of Office Appointed by President
1 John Jay October 19, 1789June 29, 1795 George Washington
2 John Rutledge* July 1, 1795December 15, 1795 George Washington
  William Cushing** February 3, 1796February 5, 1796 George Washington
3 Oliver Ellsworth March 8, 1796December 15, 1800 George Washington
4 John Marshall February 4, 1801July 6, 1835 John Adams (F)
5 Roger Brooke Taney March 28, 1836October 12, 1864 Andrew Jackson (D)
6 Salmon Portland Chase December 15, 1864May 7, 1873 Abraham Lincoln (R)
7 Morrison Remick Waite March 4, 1874March 23, 1888 Ulysses S. Grant (R)
8 Melville Weston Fuller October 8, 1888July 4, 1910 Grover Cleveland (D)
9 Edward Douglass White** December 19, 1910May 19, 1921 William Howard Taft (R)
10 William Howard Taft*** July 11, 1921February 3, 1930 Warren G. Harding (R)
11 Charles Evans Hughes February 24, 1930June 30, 1941 Herbert Hoover (R)
12 Harlan Fiske Stone** July 3, 1941April 22, 1946 Franklin D. Roosevelt (D)
13 Frederick Moore Vinson June 24, 1946September 8, 1953 Harry S Truman (D)
14 Earl Warren October 5, 1953June 23, 1969 Dwight D. Eisenhower (R)
15 Warren Earl Burger June 23, 1969September 26, 1986 Richard Nixon (R)
16 William Hubbs Rehnquist** September 26, 1986September 3, 2005 Ronald Reagan (R)
17 John Glover Roberts, Jr. September 29, 2005–present George W. Bush (R)
* Recess appointment, later rejected by the Senate
** Was elevated from Associate Justice
*** Also served as U.S. President
Served previously as Associate Justice
Historians disagree as to whether he resigned or declined the commission ([2])
Died in office
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