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Alabama: Associate Justices of the State Supreme Court

Associate Justices of the Alabama State Supreme Court, 1819-1993 (May be incomplete!)
Richard Ellis 1819 Abner Smith Lipscomb as of 1820-35 John Gayle as of 1823-28 Arthur F. Hopkins as of 1834-36 Henry Watkins Collier as of 1836-37 Clement C. Clay as of 1843 Edmund S. Dargan as of 1847-52 William P. Chilton as of 1852-56 Lyman Gibbons as of 1852-54 George Thomas Goldthwaite as of 1852-56 Richard Wilde Walker 1859 Robert C. Brickell 1873-84 David Clopton 1884-92 Thomas N. McClellan 1889-98 Henderson M. Somerville 1889-90 Thomas W. Coleman 1890-98 Richard W. Walker 1891-92 William S. Thorington 1892 Jonathan Haralson 1892-1909 James B. Head 1892-98 James R. Dowdell 1898-1909 Henry A. Sharpe 1898-1904 John R. Tyson 1898-1906 John C. Anderson 1904-12 N. D. Denson 1904-09 R. T. Simpson 1904 Thomas C. McClellan 1906 James J. Mayfield 1909 Anthony D. Sayre 1909 A. A. Evans 1909-11 Ormond Somerville 1911 Lucien Dunbibbin Gardner as of 1914-40 Joel Bascom Brown 1919-21 Benjamin M. Miller 1921-27 Virgil Bouldin 1923-44 Joel Bascom Brown 1927- Arthur Borders Foster 1928- Anthony D. Sayre 1931 Thomas E. Knight 1931-42 Robert Tennent Simpson, Jr. 1944- Oscar W. Adams as of 1980-93

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1890: Henderson M. Somerville, resigned.
  • 1890 Jul 26: Thomas W. Coleman, appointed.
  • 1891 Feb 23: Richard W. Walker, appointed.
  • 1892 Feb 5: David Clopton, died in office.
  • 1892 Apr 11: William S. Thorington, appointed.
  • 1909 Feb 13: Anthony D. Sayre, appointed.
  • 1909 Oct 1: A. A. Evans, appointed.
  • 1910 Nov 8: Ormond Somerville, elected.
  • 1931 Nov 17: Anthony D. Sayre, died in office.
  • 1931 Nov 30: Thomas E. Knight, appointed.
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