Supreme Court Trivia

Careers Away from the Court

Which U.S. Supreme Court justices formerly served as U.S. attorney general?

Nine justices had formerly served as U.S. attorney general before becoming a member of the U.S. Supreme Court. These justices were Roger B. Taney, Nathan Clifford, Joseph McKenna, William Moody, James C. McReynolds, Harlan Fiske Stone, Frank Murphy, Robert Jackson, and Tom C. Clark.

U.S. Supreme Court justice Samuel Freeman Miller, who served from 1862 to 1890, was also a practicing medical doctor. He received his medical degree from Transylvania University. Brady-Handy Photograph Collection/Library of Congress.

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