Chief Justices

The chief justice is the presiding justice of the supreme court of a country. Over the course of history, several distinguished judges have presided over the supreme courts of various countries. Here is a compilation of the most famous supreme court judges from all over the world.

This ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

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 1 Earl Warren

Earl Warren
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Birthdate: March 19, 1891
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American
Died: July 9, 1974
Earl Warren served as the chief justice of the U.S. from 1953 to 1969. He was also the California governor from 1943 to 1953. The "Warren Court" revolutionized the American justice system by making landmark judgments, such as making school segregation unconstitutional in the Brown v. Board of Education case.

 2 John Marshall

John Marshall
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Famous As: Former Chief Justice
Birthdate: September 24, 1755
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American
Died: July 6, 1835

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.

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 3 Carrie Lam

Carrie Lam
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: May 13, 1957
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Chinese, British

 4 Warren Earl Burger

Warner E Burger
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Famous As: Former Chief Justice of the United States
Birthdate: September 17, 1907
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American
Died: June 25, 1995

 5 Salmon P. Chase

Salmon P Chase
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Famous As: Sixth Chief Justice of the United States
Birthdate: January 13, 1808
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American
Died: May 7, 1873

 6 Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.

Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
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Famous As: Former Associate Justice of the US Supreme Court
Birthdate: March 8, 1841
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American
Died: March 6, 1935

 7 Robert H. Jackson

Robert H. Jackson
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Famous As: Attorney
Birthdate: February 13, 1892
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American
Died: October 9, 1954
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 8 Samuel Chase

Samuel Chase
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Famous As: Former Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States
Birthdate: April 17, 1741
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: British, American
Died: June 19, 1811

 9 Harold Washington

Harold Washington
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Famous As: Politician, Lawyer
Birthdate: April 15, 1922
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: 1987 AD

 10 John Rutledge

John Rutledge
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Famous As: Chief Justice
Birthdate: September 17, 1739
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American
Died: July 23, 1800

 11 Arthur Goldberg

Arthur J. Goldberg
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: 1908 AD
Nationality: American
Died: January 19, 1990

 12 Edward Douglass White

Edward Douglass White
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: November 3, 1845
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American
Died: May 19, 1921

 13 Melville Fuller

Melville Fuller
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Famous As: Chief Justice
Birthdate: February 11, 1833
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American
Died: July 4, 1910

 14 Stephen Hopkins

Stephen Hopkins
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Famous As: Justice
Birthdate: March 7, 1707
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American
Died: July 13, 1785

 15 Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry

Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry
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Famous As: Justice
Birthdate: December 12, 1948
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Pakistani

 16 Morrison Waite

Morrison Waite
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Famous As: Chief Justice
Birthdate: November 29, 1816
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American
Died: March 23, 1888

 17 M.C. Chagla

M.C. Chagla
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Famous As: Jurist
Birthdate: September 30, 1900
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Indian
Died: February 9, 1981

 18 Sadeq Khalkhali

Sadeq Khalkhali
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Famous As: Justice
Birthdate: July 27, 1926
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Iranian
Died: November 26, 2003

 19 Rose Bird

Rose Bird
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Famous As: Chief Justice
Birthdate: November 2, 1936
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American
Died: December 4, 1999

 20 William R. Day

William R. Day
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Famous As: Jurist
Birthdate: April 17, 1849
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American
Died: July 9, 1923

 21 Matthew Hale

Matthew Hale
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Famous As: Barrister
Birthdate: November 1, 1609
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: British
Died: December 25, 1676

 22 Peter Taylor, Baron Taylor of Gosforth

Peter Taylor, Baron Taylor of Gosforth
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Famous As: Justice
Birthdate: May 1, 1930
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: British
Died: April 28, 1997

 23 Rayner Goddard, Baron Goddard

Rayner Goddard, Baron Goddard
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Famous As: Justice
Birthdate: April 10, 1877
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: British
Died: May 29, 1971

 24 Philip P. Barbour

Philip P. Barbour
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Famous As: Jurist
Birthdate: May 25, 1783
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American
Died: February 25, 1841

 25 Adetokunbo Ademola

Adetokunbo Ademola
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Famous As: Jurist
Birthdate: February 1, 1906
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Nigerian
Died: January 29, 1993

 26 Smith Thompson

Smith Thompson
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Famous As: Jurist
Birthdate: January 17, 1768
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American
Died: December 18, 1843

 27 Bertha Wilson

Bertha Wilson
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Famous As: Jurist
Birthdate: September 18, 1923
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Canadian, Scottish
Died: April 28, 2007

 28 Arthur Chaskalson

Arthur Chaskalson
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Famous As: Lawyer and jurist
Birthdate: November 24, 1931
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: South African
Died: December 1, 2012

 29 Lemuel Shaw

Lemuel Shaw
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Famous As: Jurist
Birthdate: January 9, 1781
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American
Died: March 30, 1861

 30 Tapping Reeve

Tapping Reeve
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Famous As: Lawyer
Birthdate: October 1, 1744
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American
Died: December 13, 1823

 31 Robert Stout

Robert Stout
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Famous As: Prime minister
Birthdate: September 28, 1844
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: New Zealander, Scottish
Died: July 19, 1930

 32 George Shiras Jr.

George Shiras Jr.
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Famous As: Jurist
Birthdate: January 26, 1832
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American
Died: August 2, 1924

 33 Émile Jonassaint

Émile Jonassaint
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Famous As: President
Birthdate: May 20, 1913
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Haitian
Died: October 24, 1995

 34 Sheikh Anwarul Haq

Sheikh Anwarul Haq
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Famous As: Jurist
Birthdate: May 11, 1917
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Pakistani
Died: March 3, 1995

 35 Harry Gibbs

Harry Gibbs
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Famous As: Justice
Birthdate: February 7, 1917
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Australian
Died: June 25, 2005

 36 James DeLancey

James DeLancey
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Famous As: Justice
Birthdate: November 27, 1703
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American
Died: July 30, 1760

 37 Antoine-Aimé Dorion

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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: January 17, 1818
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Canadian
Died: May 31, 1891

 38 José Trías Monge

José Trías Monge
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Famous As: Lawyer
Birthdate: May 5, 1920
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Puerto Rican, American
Died: June 24, 2003

 39 Clarence Thomas

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Famous As: Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States
Birthdate: June 23, 1948
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American

The second African-American justice to serve on the Supreme Court of America, the appointment of Clarence Thomas in 1991 was controversial. He was accused of sexual harassment by lawyer Anita Hill in public hearings, but was eventually cleared. He is on the conservative side of the court and has been criticised by liberals for opposing issues like gay marriage.

 40 Sir William Buell Richards

Sir William Buell Richards
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Famous As: Justice
Birthdate: May 2, 1815
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Canadian
Died: January 26, 1889

 41 William Scroggs

William Scroggs
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Famous As: Justice
Birthdate: 1623 AD
Nationality: British
Died: October 25, 1683

 42 Hisako Takahashi

Hisako Takahashi
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Famous As: Bereuacrat
Birthdate: September 21, 1927
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Japanese
Died: December 21, 2013

 43 Susan Denham

Susan Denham
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Famous As: Chief Justice
Birthdate: August 22, 1945
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Irish
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