2 James Monroe(One of the Founding Fathers Who Served as the 5th President of the United States)
James Monroe, a Founding Father of the U.S., served as the American president from 1817 to 1825. He opposed European colonialism and issued the Monroe Doctrine. He had also been a U.S. secretary of state, the Virginia governor, a U.S. Senate member, and the American ambassador to Britain and France.
3 John Jay(1st Chief Justice of the United States (1789 - 1795))
One of the Founding Fathers of the United States who signed the famous Paris Treaty, John Jay was best known as the first Chief Justice of the US Supreme Court, although he occupied various other important public positions. He was a diplomat, who shaped his country’s foreign policy. He passed legislation to gradually abolish slavery, but he himself owned five enslaved people.
4 John Marshall(Former Chief Justice)
John Marshall was an American lawyer and politician. From 1801 to 1835, Marshall worked as the fourth Chief Justice of the US. He remains the longest-serving chief justice in Supreme Court history and is considered one of the most influential Supreme Court justices of all time. In 2005, a commemorative dollar was minted in his honor.
5 Charles Evans Hughes(Politician)
6 Spencer Perceval(Politician, Lawyer)
Spencer Perceval was an English barrister and statesman who served as the United Kingdom's Prime Minister from 1809 to 1812. The only solicitor-general to have served as UK's prime minister, Perceval was also the only British PM to have been murdered. His assassination inspired poems like Universal sympathy on the martyr'd statesman, which was published in 1812.
7 Roger Sherman(Politician)
8 Thomas Jefferson(3rd President of the United States)
The 2nd Vice President and the 3rd President of America, Thomas Jefferson was one of the Founding Fathers of USA and the principal draftsman of the Declaration of Independence. Jefferson was a staunch advocate of democracy and a strong believer of individual rights and religious freedom, despite the fact that he himself owned nearly 600 slaves.
9 Cesare Beccaria(One of the Greatest Thinkers of the Age of Enlightenment Known for His Treatise 'On Crimes and Punishments')
Cesare Beccaria was an 18th-century Italian criminologist, philosopher, jurist, and politician. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest thinkers of the Age of Enlightenment. He is still remembered for his treatise On Crimes and Punishments (1764), a pioneering work in the field of penology. He is considered the father of modern criminal law.
10 Samuel Chase(Founding Father of the United States and Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States (1796 - 1811))
Samuel Chase was one of the founding fathers of the USA. From 1796 to 1811, he served as the Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court. He was also a signatory to the United States Declaration of Independence.
11 John Rutledge(Chief Justice)
12 William Blackstone(Jurist)
William Blackstone was a British politician, jurist, and judge of the 18th century. Best remembered for authoring the Commentaries on the Laws of England, Blackstone is credited with influencing prominent American personalities like Abraham Lincoln, James Kent, Alexander Hamilton, and John Marshall among others. His Commentaries, which were cited often in Supreme Court cases, were repeatedly republished throughout the 1770s.
13 Carlo Buonaparte(Lawyer Best Known as the Father of 'Napoleon Bonaparte' and Grandfather of 'Napoleon III')
Though he initially studied law, Carlo Buonaparte quit without a degree to take charge of his inheritance after his father’s death. He later served Pasquale Paoli. However, following the French conquest of Corsica, he completed his legal education. He is best remembered as the father of Napoleon Bonaparte.
14 James Wilson(One of the Founding Fathers of the United States & a Signatory of the Declaration of Independence)
James Wilson was an American statesman, legal scholar, politician, and founding father of the United States of America. He served as an Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court from 1789 to 1798. A leading legal theorist, he played a key role in drafting the United States Constitution. He was also a professor of law.
15 Guadalupe Victoria(Politician, Military personnel, Lawyer)
16 Robert R. Livingston(Politician)
17 Oliver Ellsworth(Judge)
18 Henry Dundas, 1st Viscount Melville(Advocate)
His mastery of Scottish politics earned Henry Dundas, 1st Viscount Melville the nickname King Harry the Ninth. Apart from serving as the First Lord of the Admiralty and the Secretary of State for War, he also played a significant role in the British expansion in India. He was also a successful lawyer initially.
19 Peyton Randolph(Politician)
20 Joseph Story(Lawyer & Jurist)
21 John J. Crittenden(Politician)
22 Anthelme Brillat-Savarin(Author)
23 Bushrod Washington(Judge)
24 Manuel Belgrano(Lawyer, Journalist, Economist, Politician, Soldier, Jurist)
Manuel Belgrano was an Argentine lawyer, politician, economist, journalist, and military leader. Widely regarded as one of the most important Libertadores of Argentina, Belgrano played a prominent role in the Argentine Wars of Independence and is credited with creating the Flag of Argentina. Manuel Belgrano is regarded as one of the greatest heroes in the history of Argentina.
25 Edmund Jennings Randolph(Attorney)
26 Camille Desmoulins(Journalist, Politician, Lawyer)
27 Rufus King(Politician)
28 William H. Crawford(Politician)
29 Thomas Johnson(Governor)
30 Stephen Hopkins(Justice)
31 Thomas McKean(Lawyer, Politician, Judge)
One of the Founding Fathers of the US, Thomas McKean was the son of a tavern keeper and later became a successful barrister and politician. He simultaneously served in the Continental Congress of Delaware while he was also the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania.
32 Francis Hopkinson(Founding Father of the United States)
33 William Hull(United States General)
34 William Murray, 1st Earl of Mansfield(Barrister)
British jurist William Murray, 1st Earl of Mansfield is remembered for his significant contribution to the English commercial law. He had been the chief justice of the King’s Bench. Though he brough in new reforms in areas of finance, he mostly avoided dealing with issues such as slavery.
35 James Otis, Jr.(Lawyer)
36 Andrew Hamilton(Lawyer)
37 John McLean(Jurist and politician)
38 Robert Treat Paine(Founding Father of the United States)
39 Belva Ann Lockwood(American lawyer)
40 Louis-Joseph Papineau(Politician)
41 John Sullivan(Politician)
42 Richard Stockton(Judge, Lawyer)
43 Edward Bates(Lawyer)
44 Charles Alexandre de Calonne(Statesman)
Born to a magistrate, Charles Alexandre de Calonne initially followed in his father’s footsteps to become a lawyer and gradually rose to be the controller-general of finance when the French government was sinking in debt. His suggestion of taxing the rich was rejected, paving the path for the French Revolution.