The Jay, Rutledge, and Ellsworth Courts (1789–1800)


Which justices served on these first three courts?

Twelve justices served on the courts of John Jay, John Rutledge (who also served as an associate justice), and Oliver Ellsworth. Besides the chief justices themselves, the justices were William Cushing, James Wilson, John Blair, James Iredell, Thomas Johnson, William Paterson, Samuel Chase, Bushrod Washington, and Alfred Moore.


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