Great American Judges: An Encyclopedia, Volume 1 (Google eBook)

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John R. Vile
ABC-CLIO, Jan 1, 2003 - Biography & Autobiography - 981 pages
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Inspiring and instructive biographies of the 100 most influential judges from state and federal courts in one easy to access volume. Judge Roy Bean's courtroom was a saloon. Judge Learned Hand defended free speech. Judge John J. Sirica presided over Watergate. Judge Joseph Story freed the Amistad captives. Judge Sarah T. Hughes reformed juvenile justice in Dallas. From all levels of the justice system come judges whose public service has impacted American lives, and laws. Great American Judges profiles 100 outstanding judges and justices in a full sweep of U.S. history. Chosen by lawyers, historians, and political scientists for inclusion in this inspiring work, these men and women laid the foundation of U.S. law. A complement to Great American Lawyers, together these two volumes create a complete picture of our nation's top legal minds from colonial times to today. Following an introduction on the role of judges in American history are A-Z biographical entries portraying this diverse group from extraordinarily different backgrounds. Students and history enthusiasts will appreciate the accomplishments of these role models and the connections between their inspiring lives and their
  

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Contents

Foreword
xvii
Introduction
xxi
Special Acknowledgments
xlv
Abrahamson Shirley Schlanger
1
Allen Florence Ellinwood
8
Ames Samuel
20
Amidon Charles Fremont
25
Appleton John
32
Linde Hans A
463
Livingston Robert R Jr
471
Lumpkin Joseph Henry
479
Marshall John
487
Marshall Thomas Alexander
497
Martin FrançoisXavier
502
McGowan Carl Eugene
511
Medina Harold R
519

Bazelon David L
39
Bean Roy
46
Bell Griffin
55
Bird Rose Elizabeth
66
Black Hugo Lafayette
75
Blackford Isaac
84
Bohanon Luther Lee
93
Bond Hugh Lennox
102
Bork Robert H
111
Brandeis Louis Dembitz
121
Brown John R
131
Burger Warren
141
Cardozo Benjamin N
153
Clark Walter
161
Comstock George Franklin
168
Cooley Thomas McIntyre
175
Cranch William
182
Davis John
191
Deady Matthew Paul
196
Doe Charles Cogswell
205
Drummond Thomas
212
Easterbrook Frank Hoover
221
Edgerton Henry White
229
Enslen Richard Alan
239
Field Stephen J
247
Frank Jerome New
257
Frankfurter Felix
264
Friendly Henry Jacob
273
Gibson John Bannister
287
Gray Horace
296
Green Nathan Sr
304
Hand Augustus Noble
311
Hand Learned
319
Harlan John Marshall
330
Harlan John Marshall II
338
Harper William
345
Hastie William Henry
351
Haynsworth Clement Furman Jr
361
Hemphill John
370
Higginbotham A Leon Jr
377
Holmes Oliver Wendell Jr
383
Horton James E Jr
391
Hughes Charles Evans
400
Hughes Sarah Tilghman
407
Johnson Frank M Jr
415
Justice William Wayne
424
Kent James
433
Kozinski Alex
442
Landis Kenesaw Mountain
449
Leventhal Harold
457
Mikva Abner J
530
Mitchell William
537
Morris Lewis
547
Motley Constance Baker
556
Murrah Alfred P
563
Parker Isaac C
571
Parker John Johnson
583
Parsons Theophilus
596
Pendleton Edmund
602
Pollack Milton
607
Posner Richard A
615
Pound Cuthbert Winfred
629
Rehnquist William H
639
Rives Richard
649
Roane Spencer
655
Ruffin Thomas
662
Ryan Edward George
668
Schaefer Walter Vincent
677
Seabury Samuel
683
Sewall Samuel
689
Sharswood George
696
Shaw Lemuel
704
Sirica John Joseph
712
Stone George Washington
720
Stone Harlan Fiske
726
Story Joseph
733
Taney Roger Brooke
741
Traynor Roger John
753
Tucker St George
760
Tuttle Elbert Parr
768
Vanderbilt Arthur T
775
Waring J Waties
783
Warren Earl
790
Weinstein Jack B
800
Wilkinson J Harvie III
807
Wisdom John Minor
814
Wright James Skelly
821
Wright Jonathan Jasper
828
Wythe George
835
Wyzanski Charles E Jr
841
Appendix A
851
Appendix B
853
Appendix C
855
Appendix D
867
How Well Do You Know Your Great American Judges?
875
Selected Bibliography
887
About the Editor Contributors
919
Index
927
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