NextPrevious

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

Introduction

Who were the first six justices nominated for the U.S. Supreme Court?

The first six justices nominated to the U.S. Supreme Court were Chief Justice John Jay and Justices John Rutledge, William Cushing, James Wilson, John Blair, and Robert H. Harrison. The Senate confirmed all the nominees, but Harrison, a judge in Maryland, declined the nomination because of poor health. In his place, Washington nominated James Iredell of North Carolina.



Close

This is a web preview of the "The Handy Supreme Court Answer Book" app. Many features only work on your mobile device. If you like what you see, we hope you will consider buying. Get the App