The Political Graveyard: A Database of American History
Arkansas: State Supreme Court

Justices of the Arkansas State Supreme Court, 1842-2005 (May be incomplete!)
George W. Paschal 1840 Williamson Simpson Oldham 1842 William Conway as of 1847-48 Felix I. Batson 1858 Henry Massey Rector as of 1859-60 Elisha Baxter 1864 Thomas M. Bowen as of 1867-71 John E. Bennett as of 1871-74 Burrill Bunn Battle as of 1885-1910 Simon P. Hughes as of 1889-1904 William F. Kirby 1910 Tom Miller Mehaffy 1927-35 George Rose Smith as of 1949-87 Griffin Smith as of 1951 William J. Smith as of 1958 James D. Johnson 1959-66 Osro Cobb 1960 John A. Fogleman as of 1967-79 Ray Thornton 1997-2005

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1958: Griffin Smith, defeated.
  • 1968: Thomas Franklin Butt, defeated.
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