ENTRY

Justices of the United States Supreme Court from Virginia

SUMMARY

The following Virginians served as justices on the United States Supreme Court:

  • John Blair (1731–1800), appointed by George Washington and served September 30, 1789–October 25, 1795. Resigned.
  • John Marshall (1755–1835), appointed chief justice by John Adams and served February 4, 1801–July 6, 1835. Died in office.
  • Bushrod Washington (1762–1829), appointed by John Adams and served September 29, 1798–November 26, 1829. Died in office.
  • Philip Pendleton Barbour (1783–1841), appointed by Andrew Jackson and served March 15, 1836–February 25, 1841. Died in office.
  • Peter V. Daniel (1784–1860), appointed by Martin Van Buren and served March 3, 1841–May 31, 1860. Died in office.
  • Lewis Franklin Powell Jr. (1907–1998), appointed by Richard Milhous Nixon and served January 7, 1972–June 26, 1987. Resigned.
RELATED CONTENT
FURTHER READING
  • Salmon, Emily J. and Edward D. C. Campbell Jr., eds. The Hornbook of Virginia History: A Ready-Reference Guide to the Old Dominion’s People, Places, and Past. Fourth Edition. Richmond, Virginia: The Library of Virginia, 1994.
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APA Citation:
The Hornbook of Virginia History. Justices of the United States Supreme Court from Virginia. (2020, December 07). In Encyclopedia Virginia. https://encyclopediavirginia.org/entries/justices-of-the-united-states-supreme-court-from-virginia.
MLA Citation:
The Hornbook of Virginia History. "Justices of the United States Supreme Court from Virginia" Encyclopedia Virginia. Virginia Humanities, (07 Dec. 2020). Web. 18 Oct. 2021
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