Wiley Rutledge

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Wiley Rutledge
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Current Court Information:
Supreme Court of the United States
Title:   Former Justice
Position:   Seat #4
Service:
Appointed by:   Franklin D. Roosevelt
Active:   2/11/1943 - 9/10/1949
Preceded by:   James Byrnes
Succeeded by:   Sherman Minton
Past post:   DC Circuit
Past term:   5/2/1939 - 2/14/1943
Personal History
Born:   July 20, 1894
Hometown:   Cloverport, KY
Deceased:   September 10, 1949
Undergraduate:   University of Wisconsin, B.A., 1914
Law School:   University of Colorado Law, LL.B., 1922

Wiley Blount Rutledge (1894-1949) was an Associate Justice on the Supreme Court of the United States. He joined the Supreme Court in 1943 after a nomination from President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Rutledge served on the Supreme Court until his death on September 10, 1949. Prior to joining the court, he was serving as a judge for the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.[1]

Rutledge was one of nine justices nominated to the Supreme Court by President Roosevelt. He served during The Stone Court and The Vinson Court.[2]

Education

Rutledge received an undergraduate degree from University of Wisconsin in 1914 and a LL.B. from the University of Colorado School of Law in 1922.[1]

Professional career

  • 1935-1939: Professor of law and dean, State University of Iowa College of Law
  • 1931-1935: Dean, Washington University School of Law
  • 1930-1931: Acting dean, Washington University School of Law
  • 1926-1935: Professor of law, Washington University School of Law
  • 1924-1926: Associate professor of law, University of Colorado
  • 1924-1926: Attorney in private practice, Boulder, Colorado[1]

Judicial career

Supreme Court

Rutledge was nominated to the Supreme Court by President Franklin Roosevelt on January 11, 1943 to replace Justice James Byrnes. He was confirmed by the Senate on February 8, 1943, and received commission on February 11, 1943. Rutledge served until his death on September 10, 1949.[1] He was succeeded to this post by Justice Sherman Minton.

District of Columbia Circuit

Rutledge was nominated to the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit by President Franklin Roosevelt on March 21, 1939 to a seat created by 52 Stat. 584. He was confirmed by the Senate on April 4, 1939, and received commission on May 2nd. Rutledge served on this court until February 14, 1943.[1] He was succeeded to this post by Thurman Arnold.

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
NA - new seat
DC Court of Appeals
1939–1943
Succeeded by:
Thurman Arnold
Preceded by:
James Byrnes
Supreme Court
1943–1949
Seat #4
Succeeded by:
Sherman Minton