Edward Douglass White

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Edward Douglass White
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Current Court Information:
Supreme Court of the United States
Title:   Former Chief Justice
Position:   Seat #1
Service:
Appointed by:   William H. Taft
Active:   12/12/1910-5/19/1921
Preceded by:   Samuel Blatchford
Succeeded by:   William Howard Taft
Past post:   Supreme Court of the United States, Associate Justice
Past term:   2/19/1894-12/19/1910
Past position:   Seat #2
Personal History
Born:   November 3, 1845
Hometown:   Lafourche Parish, LA
Deceased:   May 19, 1921
Undergraduate:   Georgetown College
Law School:   Read law, 1868
Military service:   Confederate Army Lieutenant, 1861-1863

Edward Douglass White was the ninth Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. He was nominated to the court by President Grover Cleveland on February 19, 1894. Sixteen years later, President William Howard Taft nominated White as Chief Justice. White served in this position from 1910 until his death on May 19, 1921. Prior to joining the court, White was a United States Senator from Louisiana. [1][2]

White was one of four nominations made to the court by President Cleveland. Before serving as Chief Justice, White served during The Fuller Court.[3]

Education

White received an undergraduate degree from Georgetown College and received his legal education from reading law.[1]

Military career

  • Confederate Army Lieutenant, 1861-1863[1]

Professional career

  • 1891-1893: United States Senator from Louisiana
  • 1880-1891: Attorney in private practice and sugar planter in New Orleans
  • 1879-1880: Associate justice, Louisiana Supreme Court
  • 1874-1879: Member, Louisiana State Senate
  • 1868-1879: Attorney, private practice[1]

Judicial career

Supreme Court of the United States

Chief Justice

Justice White was nominated to the Supreme Court by President William Howard Taft on December 12, 1910. He was confirmed by the Senate and received commission that same day. He served until his death on May 19, 1921.[1] He was succeeded to the post of Chief Justice by William Howard Taft.

Associate Justice

White was nominated as Associate Justice of the Supreme Court by President Grover Cleveland on February 19, 1894. He was confirmed by the Senate and received commission that same day. He served in this position until December 18, 1910.[1] He was succeeded to this post by Willis Van Devanter.

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Melville Weston Fuller
Supreme Court
1894–1910
Seat #2
Succeeded by:
Willis Van Devanter
Preceded by:
Samuel Blatchford
Supreme Court
1910–1921
Seat #1
Succeeded by:
William Howard Taft
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