Wiley Blount Rutledge (Supreme Court Justice)

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Wiley Blount Rutledge

Wiley Blount Rutledge Jr. was an American educator and Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States and previously was an Associate Justice of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia.

Born: Wiley Blount Rutledge Jr, July 20, 1894, Cloverport, Kentucky
Died: September 10, 1949, York, Maine
Political party: Democratic
Education: Maryville College, University of Wisconsin–Madison, Indiana University Maurer School of Law, University of Colorado Law School
Preceded by: James F. Byrnes
Succeeded by: Sherman Minton

About Wiley Blount Rutledge

A Supreme Court Justice of the United States who was strongly liberal.

Before Fame

He was part of the Alpha Sigma Phi fraternity while studying law at University of Colorado Law School in Boulder.

Achievement

He was one of the first justices to believe the Fourteenth Amendment meant that the protection of the Bill of Rights was also state law and not just federal law.

Family Life

He was married to Annabel Person, with whom he fathered three children: Mary Lou, Jean Ann, and Neal.

Associations

He was nominated to the Supreme Court by Franklin D. Roosevelt.

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  • Demographics of the Supreme Court of the United States – The demographics of the Supreme Court of the United States encompass the gender, ethnicity, and religious, geographic, and economic backgrounds of the 114 people who have been appointed and confirmed as justices to the Supreme Court.
  • United States federal judges appointed by Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • University of Iowa College of Law faculty
  • United States court of appeals judges appointed by Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • Judges of the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit
  • Legal educators
  • Colorado lawyers
  • Law school deans
  • Washington University in St. Louis faculty
  • University of Colorado alumni
  • Missouri Democrats

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