List of Jewish American jurists

This is a list of notable Jewish American jurists. For other famous Jewish Americans, see Lists of American Jews.

Supreme Court of the United States edit

Justice State[a] Position Succeeded Date confirmed
(Vote)
Tenure Tenure length[b] Nominated by
67   Louis Brandeis
(1856–1941)
KY Associate
Justice
J. Lamar June 1, 1916
(47–22)
June 5, 1916

February 13, 1939
(Retired)
22 years, 253 days Woodrow Wilson
75   Benjamin N. Cardozo
(1870–1938)
NY Associate
Justice
Holmes February 24, 1932
(Acclamation)
March 14, 1932

July 9, 1938
(Died)
6 years, 117 days Herbert Hoover
78   Felix Frankfurter
(1882–1965)
MA Associate
Justice
Cardozo January 17, 1939
(Acclamation)
January 30, 1939

August 28, 1962
(Retired)
23 years, 210 days Franklin D. Roosevelt
94   Arthur Goldberg
(1908–1990)
IL Associate
Justice
Frankfurter September 25, 1962
(Acclamation)
October 1, 1962

July 25, 1965
(Resigned)
2 years, 300 days John F. Kennedy
95   Abe Fortas
(1910–1982)
TN Associate
Justice
Goldberg August 11, 1965
(Acclamation)
October 4, 1965

May 14, 1969
(Resigned)
3 years, 222 days Lyndon B. Johnson
107   Ruth Bader Ginsburg
(1933–2020)
NY Associate
Justice
B. White August 3, 1993
(96–3)
August 10, 1993

September 18, 2020
(Died)
27 years, 39 days Bill Clinton
108   Stephen Breyer
(born 1938)
MA Associate
Justice
Blackmun July 29, 1994
(87–9)
August 3, 1994

June 30, 2022
(Retired)
27 years, 331 days
112   Elena Kagan
(born 1960)
MA Associate
Justice
Stevens August 5, 2010
(63–37)
August 7, 2010

Incumbent
13 years, 248 days[c] Barack Obama

United States Court of Appeals edit

# Judge Circuit State Began active
service
Ended active
service
Ended senior
status
Reason for
termination
Appointed by
1 Julian Mack[2][3] Second IL July 1, 1929 September 6, 1940 September 5, 1943 death Taft
Sixth July 1, 1929 June 30, 1930 reassigned solely to Second Cir.
Seventh January 31, 1911 July 1, 1929 reassigned to Second Cir. and Sixth Cir.
2 Julius Marshuetz Mayer[4] Second NY October 5, 1921 July 31, 1924 resignation Harding
3 Jerome Frank[5] Second NY March 27, 1941 January 13, 1957 death F. Roosevelt
4 Harry Ellis Kalodner[5] Third PA July 27, 1946 October 3, 1969 March 15, 1977 death Truman
5 David L. Bazelon[6] D.C. DC October 21, 1949 June 30, 1979 February 19, 1993 death Truman
6 Simon Sobeloff[7] Fourth MD July 18, 1956 December 31, 1970 July 11, 1973 death Eisenhower
7 Phillip Forman[8] Third NJ September 10, 1959 March 31, 1961 August 17, 1978 death Eisenhower
8 Irving Kaufman[9] Second NY September 22, 1961 July 1, 1987 February 1, 1992 death Kennedy
9 Abraham Lincoln Freedman[5] Third PA July 2, 1964 March 13, 1971 death Johnson
10 Harold Leventhal[5] D.C. DC April 7, 1965 November 20, 1979 death Johnson
11 Wilfred Feinberg[10] Second NY March 7, 1966 January 31, 1991 July 31, 2014 death Johnson
12 Irving Loeb Goldberg Fifth TX July 22, 1966 January 31, 1980 February 11, 1995 death Johnson
13 Leonard I. Garth[5] Third NJ August 6, 1973 June 30, 1986 September 22, 2016 death Nixon
14 Murray Gurfein[11] Second NY August 27, 1974 December 16, 1979 death Ford
15 Alvin Benjamin Rubin[12] Fifth LA September 19, 1977 July 1, 1989 June 11, 1991 death Carter
16 Phyllis A. Kravitch[13] Fifth GA March 23, 1979 October 1, 1981 reassigned to Eleventh Cir. Carter
Eleventh October 1, 1981 December 31, 1996 June 15, 2017 death
17 Jon O. Newman[14] Second CT June 12, 1979 July 1, 1997 Carter
18 Dolores Sloviter Third PA June 21, 1979 June 21, 2013 Carter
19 Abner Mikva[15] D.C. DC September 26, 1979 September 19, 1994 resignation Carter
20 Harry Pregerson[16] Ninth CA November 2, 1979 December 11, 2015 November 25, 2017 death Carter
21 Ruth Bader Ginsburg D.C. DC June 30, 1980 August 9, 1993 elevation to Supreme Court Carter
22 Stephen Breyer First MA December 10, 1980 August 3, 1994 elevation to Supreme Court Carter
23 Richard Posner[17] Seventh IL December 1, 1981 September 2, 2017 retirement Reagan
24 Edward R. Becker[18] Third PA December 3, 1981 May 4, 2003 May 19, 2006 death Reagan
25 Joel Flaum[10] Seventh IL May 5, 1983 November 30, 2020 Reagan
26 Pauline Newman[citation needed] Federal DC February 28, 1984 Incumbent Reagan
27 Roger Miner[19] Second NY July 22, 1985 January 1, 1997 February 18, 2012 death Reagan
28 Laurence Silberman[20] D.C. DC October 28, 1985 November 1, 2000 October 2, 2022 death Reagan
29 Alex Kozinski[21] Ninth CA November 7, 1985 December 18, 2017 resignation Reagan
30 Douglas H. Ginsburg[5] D.C. DC October 14, 1986 October 14, 2011 Reagan
31 Bruce M. Selya[22] First RI October 14, 1986 December 31, 2006 Reagan
32 Morton Ira Greenberg[23] Third NJ March 23, 1987 June 30, 2000 January 28, 2021 death Reagan
33 Edward Leavy[24] Ninth OR March 23, 1987 May 19, 1997 March 12, 2023 death Reagan
34 Robert Cowen Third NJ November 9, 1987 September 4, 1998 Reagan
35 Jacques L. Wiener Jr. Fifth LA March 12, 1990 September 30, 2010 G.H.W. Bush
36 Andrew Kleinfeld[25] Ninth AK September 16, 1991 June 12, 2010 G.H.W. Bush
37 Michael Boudin[26] First MA May 26, 1992 June 1, 2013 December 15, 2021 retirement G.H.W. Bush
38 Norman H. Stahl[27] First NH June 30, 1992 April 16, 2001 April 8, 2023 death G.H.W. Bush
39 Ilana Rovner Seventh IL August 17, 1992 Incumbent G.H.W. Bush
40 Guido Calabresi[28] Second CT July 21, 1994 July 21, 2009 Clinton
41 Merrick Garland[29] D.C. DC March 20, 1997 March 11, 2021 resignation Clinton
42 Barry G. Silverman[30] Ninth AZ February 4, 1998 October 11, 2016 Clinton
43 Susan P. Graber[31] Ninth OR April 1, 1998 December 15, 2021 Clinton
44 Rosemary S. Pooler Second NY June 3, 1998 March 23, 2022 August 10, 2023 death Clinton
45 Robert D. Sack[32] Second NY June 16, 1998 August 6, 2009 Clinton
46 Robert Katzmann[33] Second NY July 14, 1999 January 21, 2021 June 9, 2021 death Clinton
47 Ronald M. Gould[34] Ninth WA November 22, 1999 Incumbent Clinton
48 Sharon Prost[35] Federal DC September 24, 2001 Incumbent G.W. Bush
49 Michael Chertoff[36] Third NJ June 10, 2003 February 15, 2005 resignation G.W. Bush
50 Sandra Segal Ikuta Ninth CA June 23, 2006 Incumbent G.W. Bush
51 Helene White Sixth MI August 8, 2008 June 13, 2022 G.W. Bush
52 Evan Wallach Federal DC November 18, 2011 May 31, 2021 Obama
53 Andrew D. Hurwitz[37] Ninth AZ June 27, 2012 October 3, 2022 Obama
54 Robert E. Bacharach Tenth OK February 28, 2013 Incumbent Obama
55 Patty Shwartz[38] Third NJ April 10, 2013 Incumbent Obama
56 Michelle Friedland[39] Ninth CA April 29, 2014 Incumbent Obama
57 David J. Barron[40][41] First MA May 23, 2014 Incumbent Obama
58 Robin S. Rosenbaum[42] Eleventh FL June 2, 2014 Incumbent Obama
59 Pamela Harris[43] Fourth MD July 29, 2014 Incumbent Obama
60 David Stras[44] Eighth MN January 31, 2018 Incumbent Trump
61 Neomi Rao[45] D.C. DC March 18, 2019 Incumbent Trump
62 Daniel Bress Ninth CA July 26, 2019 Incumbent Trump
63 Steven Menashi[46][47] Second NY November 14, 2019 Incumbent Trump
64 Robert J. Luck[48] Eleventh FL November 19, 2019 Incumbent Trump
65 Veronica S. Rossman[49] Tenth CO September 28, 2021 Incumbent Biden
66 Alison Nathan[50] Second NY March 30, 2022 Incumbent Biden
67 Julie Rikelman[51] First MA June 23, 2023 Incumbent Biden
68 Rachel Bloomekatz[52] Sixth OH July 20, 2023 Incumbent Biden
69 Nicole Berner[53] Fourth MD March 19, 2024 Incumbent Biden

United States District Courts edit

Solicitors General edit

U.S. Attorneys General edit

Confederate Attorneys General edit

U.S. Attorneys edit

White House Counsel edit

State Supreme Court Justices edit

State Attorneys General edit

State Attorney
General
Name Party Assumed office Term expires
New York   Simon W. Rosendale[156] Democratic January 1, 1892 December 31, 1893
Maryland   Isidor Rayner[157] Democratic 1899 1903
Maryland   Isaac Lobe Straus[55] Democratic 1907 1911
New York   Carl Sherman[158] Democratic January 1, 1923 December 31, 1924
New York   Albert Ottinger[159] Republican January 1, 1925 December 31, 1928
Ohio   Gilbert Bettman[55] Republican January 14, 1929 January 12, 1933
New Jersey   David T. Wilentz[160] Democratic 1934 1944
New York   Nathaniel L. Goldstein[55] Republican January 1, 1943 December 31, 1954
Delaware   H. Albert Young[161] Independent 1951 1955
Massachusetts   George Fingold[162] Republican January 8, 1953 August 31, 1958
New York   Jacob Javits[55] Republican January 1, 1955 January 9, 1957
New York   Louis J. Lefkowitz[55] Republican January 10, 1957 December 31, 1978
California   Stanley Mosk[55] Democratic January 5, 1959 1964
New Hampshire   Warren Rudman[55] Republican 1970 1976
Rhode Island   Richard J. Israel[55] Republican January 5, 1971 January 7, 1975
Florida   Robert L. Shevin[55] Democratic January 5, 1971 January 2, 1979
Vermont   M. Jerome Diamond[55] Democratic 1975 1981
Rhode Island   Julius C. Michaelson[55] Democratic January 7, 1975 January 2, 1979
New York   Robert Abrams[55] Democratic January 1, 1979 December 31, 1993
Maryland Stephen H. Sachs[55] Democratic January 17, 1979 January 21, 1987
Connecticut   Joe Lieberman[55] Democratic January 5, 1983 January 3, 1989
Connecticut   Richard Blumenthal[55] Democratic January 9, 1991 January 5, 2011
Ohio   Lee Fisher[55] Democratic January 14, 1991 January 9, 1995
New York   Oliver Koppell[163] Democratic January 1, 1993 December 31, 1994
Rhode Island   Jeffrey B. Pine[55] Republican January 5, 1993 January 2, 1999
New Jersey   Deborah Poritz[164] Republican 1994 1996
New York   Eliot Spitzer[55] Democratic January 17, 2007 January 21, 2015
New Jersey   David Sampson[165] Unaffiliated January 15, 2002 February 15, 2003
New Jersey   Stuart Rabner[166] Democratic September 26, 2006 June 26, 2007
Maryland   Doug Gansler[167] Democratic January 17, 2007 January 21, 2015
Louisiana   Buddy Caldwell[168] Democratic January 14, 2008 February 2, 2011
Republican February 2, 2011 January 11, 2016
New York   Eric Schneiderman[169] Democratic January 1, 2011 May 8, 2018
Arizona   Tom Horne[170] Republican January 3, 2011 January 5, 2015
Georgia   Sam Olens[171] Republican January 10, 2011 November 1, 2016
Oregon   Ellen Rosenblum[172] Democratic June 29, 2012 Incumbent
Delaware   Matthew Denn[173] Democratic January 6, 2015 January 1, 2019
Maryland   Brian Frosh[174] Democratic January 21, 2015 Incumbent
North Carolina   Josh Stein[175] Democratic January 1, 2017 Incumbent
Pennsylvania   Josh Shapiro[176] Democratic January 17, 2017 January 17, 2023
Michigan   Dana Nessel[177] Democratic January 1, 2019 Incumbent
Colorado   Phil Weiser[178] Democratic January 8, 2019 Incumbent

Scholars edit

Public figures edit

See also edit

Notes edit

  1. ^ State of residence at the time of appointment. For example, in 1971, Rehnquist was appointed from Arizona, but in 1986, when elevated to chief justice, he was appointed from Virginia.[1]
  2. ^ The start date given for each justice is the day the justice took the prescribed judicial oath of office, with the end date being the date of the justice's death, resignation, or retirement.[1]
  3. ^ As of April 11, 2024.

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