Presidential Trivia

Supreme Court

Who appointed the first person of the Jewish faith to the U.S. Supreme Court?

William Howard Taft served as both president and later as chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.

William Henry Harrison, Zachary Taylor, Andrew Johnson, and Jimmy Carter never appointed anyone to the Supreme Court.

President George Washington appointed nine men to the U.S. Supreme Court and ten appointments in all because he appointed John Rutledge as both associate justice and chief justice. President Franklin D. Roosevelt appointed eight men to the Court.

Woodrow Wilson appointed Louis Brandeis to the Court in 1916.


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