Jurists in History (Part 2)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

  • 1906-12-25 Herman J Scheltema [NEM Pareau], Dutch jurist/poet
  • 1907-09-19 Lewis F. Powell Jr., American Supreme Court justice (1972-87), born in Suffolk, Virginia (d. 1998)

Person of interestThurgood Marshall

1908-07-02 Thurgood Marshall, 1st African American Supreme Court justice (1967-91), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1993)

First Black Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall
First Black Supreme Court Justice
Thurgood Marshall
  • 1908-08-08 Arthur J Goldberg, Ill, UN ambassador/Supreme Court justice (1962-65)
  • 1908-11-12 Harry A Blackmun, Ill, 100th Supreme Court justice (1970-94)
  • 1910-05-12 Charles B. Fulton, American jurist (d. 1996)
  • 1911-02-23 G. Mennen Williams, Michigan Supreme Court Justice/(Gov-D-Mich, 1949-60), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1913-11-22 Cecilia Muñoz-Palma, first female Philippine Supreme Court Justice (d. 2006)
  • 1915-01-23 Potter Stewart, United States Supreme Court justice (1958-81), born in Jackson, Michigan (d. 1985)
  • 1915-07-25 Enrique Fernando, Chief Justice of the Philippine Supreme Court, born in Malate, Manila, Philippines (d. 2004)
  • 1917-06-08 Byron White, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States (1962-93), born in Fort Collins, Colorado (d. 2002)
  • 1918-01-15 André Donner, Dutch jurist (constitutional law), born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 1992)
  • 1918-04-27 Sten Rudholm, Swedish jurist, member of the Swedish Academy, born in Karlstad, Sweden (d. 2008)
  • 1920-04-20 John Paul Stevens, American lawyer and 103rd Supreme Court Justice (1975-2010), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2019)
  • 1921-10-08 Abraham Sarmiento, Sr., Filipino Supreme Court jurist (1987-91), born in Santa Cruz, Ilocos Sur, Philippine (d. 2010)
  • 1921-12-31 Lynn Compton, American jurist (Sirhan Sirhan prosecutor) and commissioned officer (Easy Company, 101st Airborne), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2012)
  • 1922-05-11 Ameurfina Melencio-Herrera, Filipino Supreme Court jurist
  • 1924-11-18 Alexander Mackenzie Stuart, Baron Mackenzie-Stuart, Scottish jurist, born in Aberdeen, Scotland (d. 2000)
  • 1925-04-06 John Knox, British supreme court justice

Person of interestSandra Day O'Connor

1930-03-26 Sandra Day O'Connor, American 1st woman Supreme Court Justice (1981- 2006), born in El Paso, Texas

1st Woman Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor
1st Woman Supreme Court Justice
Sandra Day O'Connor
  • 1932-08-09 John Gomery, Canadian jurist, born in Montreal, Quebec

Person of interestRuth Bader Ginsburg

1933-03-15 Ruth Bader Ginsburg, American jurist and Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States (1993-2020), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2020)

Associate Justice of the Supreme Court Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Associate Justice of the Supreme Court
Ruth Bader Ginsburg
  • 1933-11-19 Jerry Sheindlin, American jurist; husband of Judith Sheindlin
  • 1936-03-11 Antonin Scalia, 105th Supreme Court Justice (1986-2016), born in Trenton, New Jersey (d. 2016)

Person of interestAnthony Kennedy

1936-07-23 Anthony Kennedy, 106th US Supreme Court justice (1988-2018), born in Sacramento, California

106th US Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy
106th US Supreme Court Justice
Anthony Kennedy
  • 1936-11-02 Rose Elizabeth Bird, California Supreme Court Justice (1977-87), born in Tucson, Arizona (d. 1999)
  • 1937-04-09 Simon Brown, Baron Brown of Eaton-under-Heywood, Justice of the Supreme Court of the U.K.
  • 1938-08-15 Stephen Breyer, American lawyer and Justice of the Supreme Court, born in San Francisco, California
  • 1939-04-18 Thomas J. Moyer, American judge and Chief Justice of the Ohio Supreme Court (1987-2010), born in Sandusky, Ohio (d. 2010)
  • 1939-09-17 David Souter, American retired 107th Supreme Court Justice (1990-2009), born in Melrose, Massachusetts
  • 1939-10-05 Consuelo Ynares-Santiago, Filipino Supreme Court jurist, born in Binangonan, Rizal, Philippines
  • 1939-11-06 Leonardo Quisumbing, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines, born in Masbate, Philippines
  • 1941-06-19 Conchita Carpio-Morales, Filipino Supreme Court justice and jurist

Person of interestJudith Sheindlin

1942-10-21 Judith Sheindlin, Jurist and Television personality (Judge Judy), born in Brooklyn, New York

Jurist/TV Personality Judith Sheindlin
Jurist/TV Personality
Judith Sheindlin
  • 1943-09-07 Beverley McLachlin, Canadian jurist (17th Chief Justice of Canada), born in Pincher Creek, Alberta, Canada
  • 1945-05-08 Arthur Docters van Leeuwen, jurist (Holland's secret service)
  • 1945-08-07 Alan Page, American jurist and NFL defensive tackle (Minnesota Vikings), born in Canton, Ohio

Person of interestClarence Thomas

1948-06-23 Clarence Thomas, 108th US Supreme Court Justice (1991- ), born in Savannah, Georgia

108th US Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas
108th US Supreme Court Justice
Clarence Thomas
  • 1950-04-01 Samuel Alito, U.S. Supreme Court Justice (2006-), born in Trenton, New Jersey
  • 1955-01-27 John G Roberts, 17th Chief Justice of the United States, born in Buffalo, New York

Person of interestGiuseppe Conte

1964-08-08 Giuseppe Conte, Italian jurist and politician, Prime Minister of Italy (2018-), born in Volturara Appula, Italy

Prime Minister of Italy Giuseppe Conte
Prime Minister of Italy
Giuseppe Conte
  • 1972-01-28 Amy Coney Barrett, American jurist and lawyer (US Supreme Court 2020-), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1972-07-20 Erik Ullenhag, Swedish jurist and politician

Famous Weddings


Famous Deaths

  • 1995-06-25 Warren Earl Burger, Supreme Court Justice, dies of heart failure at 78
  • 1996-05-15 Charles B. Fulton, American jurist (b. 1910)
  • 1998-08-25 Lewis F. Powell Jr., American Supreme Court justice (1972-87), dies at 90
  • 1999-03-04 Harry Blackmun, Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (b. 1908)
  • 1999-12-04 Rose Elizabeth Bird, California Supreme Court Justice (1977-87), dies at 63
  • 2000-04-01 Alexander Mackenzie Stuart, Baron Mackenzie-Stuart, Scottish jurist, dies at 75
  • 2002-04-15 Byron "Whizzer" White, American football player & U.S. Supreme Court Justice, dies at 84
  • 2004-02-15 Jens Evensen, Norwegian minister and jurist (b. 1917)
  • 2004-10-13 Enrique Fernando, Chief Justice of the Philippine Supreme Court, dies at 89
  • 2005-09-03 William Rehnquist, Chief Justice of the United States (b. 1924)
  • 2006-01-02 Cecilia Muñoz-Palma, first female Philippine Supreme Court Justice, dies at 92
  • 2006-08-30 Robin Cooke, Baron Cooke of Thorndon, New Zealand jurist and member of the British House of Lords (b. 1926)
  • 2010-04-02 Thomas J. Moyer, American judge and Chief Justice of the Ohio Supreme Court (1987-2010), dies at 70
  • 2010-06-17 K. S. Rajah, Singaporean jurist (b. 1930)
  • 2010-10-03 Abraham Sarmiento, Sr., Filipino Supreme Court jurist (1987-91), dies at 88
  • 2010-11-12 Karl Plutus, Estonian jurist and centenarian (b. 1904)
  • 2012-02-25 Lynn Compton, American jurist and commissioned officer, dies from heart attack at 90
  • 2012-12-19 Robert Bork, American legal scholar/jurist, dies from heart disease at 85
  • 2016-02-13 Antonin Scalia, American 105th Supreme Court Justice (1986-2016), dies at 79
  • 2018-05-02 Harald Range, German jurist (Attorney General, 2011–2015), dies at 70
  • 2019-07-16 John Paul Stevens, American lawyer and 103rd Supreme Court Justice (1975-2010), dies from complications of a stroke at 99

Person of interestRuth Bader Ginsburg

2020-09-18 Ruth Bader Ginsburg, American jurist and Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States (1993-2020), dies of pancreatic cancer at 87

Associate Justice of the Supreme Court Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Associate Justice of the Supreme Court
Ruth Bader Ginsburg


Famous Jurists