Justices of the United States Supreme Court from Virginia

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.
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References

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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