Harding appointed four men to the U.S. Supreme Court: William Howard Taft, George Sutherland, Pierce Butler, and Edward Sanford. Harding named Taft—the former president of the United States—as Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court after the death of Edward D. White. Taft served on the Court until his death in 1930. Sutherland served on the Court for sixteen years. He is one of the few Supreme Court justices born in another country (England). He had served in the U.S. Senate representing the state of Utah. Butler, who was the first justice from Minnesota, served on the Court for seventeen years. Sanford, who had served as an assistant U.S. attorney general under President Theodore Roosevelt, served on the court for seven years. Before his nomination, he served as a federal district court judge in Tennessee.
The funeral train transporting the body of President Harding to Chicago in 1923.