John Hessin Clarke

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John Hessin Clarke
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Current Court Information:
Supreme Court of the United States
Title:   Former Judge
Position:   Seat #2T
Service:
Appointed by:   Woodrow Wilson
Active:   7/24/1916-9/18/1922
Preceded by:   Charles Evans Hughes
Succeeded by:   George Sutherland
Past post:   Northern District of Ohio
Past term:   1914-1916
Personal History
Born:   1857
Deceased:   1945
Undergraduate:   Western Reserve College, 1877
Law School:   Read Law, 1878

John Hessin Clarke (1857-1945) was an Associate Justice on the Supreme Court of the United States. He was nominated to the Supreme Court by President Woodrow Wilson on July 14, 1916. Clarke resigned on September 18, 1922. Before joining the court, Clarke spent his legal career in private practice in Ohio.[1]

Clarke was one of three justices nominated to the Supreme Court by President Wilson. He served during The White Court and The Taft Court.[2]

Education

Clarke received an A.B. degree from Western Reserve College in 1877. He received his legal education by reading law.[1]

Professional career

  • 1897-1913: Attorney in private practice, Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1880-1897: Attorney in private practice, Youngstown, Ohio
  • 1878-1880: Attorney in private practice, New Lisbon, Ohio[1]

Judicial career

Supreme Court

Clarke was nominated to the Supreme Court by President Woodrow Wilson on July 14, 1916, to fill the seat vacated by Charles Evans Hughes. He was confirmed by the Senate on July 24th, and received commission that same day. Clarke resigned on September 18, 1922.[1] He was succeeded in this position by Justice George Sutherland.

Northern District of Ohio

Clarke was previously a federal judge on the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio. He was nominated by President Woodrow Wilson on July 15, 1914, to fill the seat vacated by William Louis Day. Clarke was confirmed by the Senate on July 21st, and received commission that same day. He served on this court until July 24, 1916, when he was assigned to the Supreme Court.[1] Clarke was succeeded in this position by David Westenhaver.

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
William Louis Day
Northern District of Ohio
1914–1916
Seat #2T
Succeeded by:
David Westenhaver
Preceded by:
Charles Evans Hughes
Supreme Court
1916–1922
Succeeded by:
George Sutherland