Supreme Court Trivia

Birth, Death, and Tenure

Which U.S. Supreme Court justices were not born in the United States?

Six justices were not born in the United States. James Wilson, who served on the Court from 1789 to 1798, was born in Caskardy, Scotland, in 1742. James Iredell, who served from 1790 to 1799, was born in Lewes, England. William Paterson, who served from 1793 to 1806, was born in County Antrim, Ireland. David Brewer, who served from 1889 to 1910, was born in Asia Minor (present-day Turkey). George Sutherland, who served from 1922 to 1938, was born in Buckingshire, England. Felix Frankfurter, who served from 1939 to 1962, was born in Vienna, Austria.


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