Chief Justices of the Supreme Court

John Jay (New York) was the first Chief Justice of the Supreme Court appointed by President George Washington. He served from 1789-1795. Prior to the Court, he was president of the Continental Congress (1778-1779) and is considered one of America's Founding Fathers. Offered here is a crisp signature matted with an original steel plate engraving housed in an antique frame.....$550

Oliver Ellsworth (Connecticut) was the third Chief Justice of the Supreme Court appointed by President George Washington. He served from 1796-1800. Prior to the Court, he was a drafter of the U. S. Constitution and played an important part in the construction of the U. S. Government. Offered here is a steel plate engraving of Ellsworth matted with a signature and housed in a hardwood frame.....$250

John Marshall (Virginia) was the fourth Chief Justice of the Supreme Court nominated by President John Adams. He served from 1801-1835. Prior to the Court, John Marshall was Adams' Secretary of State (1800-1801). Marshall played a significant role in the development of the American legal system building up the third branch of the Government and strengthening the power of the Federal Government by lessening the power of State Government. Offered here is a portrait of Marshall matted with a signature housed in an antique frame.....$575

Roger Brooke Taney (Maryland) was the fifth Chief Justice of the Supreme Court nominated by Andrew Jackson. He served from 1836 until his death in 1864 during the span of ten U.S. Presidents. Prior to his service on the Supreme Court, he was Secretary of the Treasury (1833-34) in the Cabinet of Andrew Jackson. He is most remembered for his opinion in Dred Scott vs. Sanford (1857). Offered here is a clean signature matted with a color portrait of Taney in his Justice robe. All housed in an antique frame trimmed in gold gilt.....$265

Morrison Waite (Connecticut/Ohio) was the seventh Chief Justice of the Supreme Court nominated by Ulysses S. Grant. He served from 1874-1888. Prior to his service on the Supreme Court, he was an attorney and politician in Ohio. Offered here is a nice signature with additional date as Chief Justice along with his title. Nicely matted with a steel plate engraved portrait as Chief Justice.....$125

William H. Rehnquist (Wisconsin) was the sixteenth Chief Justice of the Supreme Court appointed by Ronald Reagan. He served from 1986-2005. He is the eight longest serving Chief Justice. Offered here is a First Day of Issue cover displaying the U. S. Post Office's release of their 15 cents postage stamp featuring John Jay, the first Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. Neatly double matted in navy blue and burgundy offered at.....$150

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