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Michigan: Chief Justices of the Supreme Court


Chief Justices of the Michigan Supreme Court, 1836-2011 (May be incomplete!)
William A. Fletcher 1836-42 George Morrell 1842-43 Epaphroditus Ransom 1843-48 Charles W. Whipple 1848-51 Warner Wing 1852-53 Sanford M. Green 1854-55 Abner Pratt 1856-57 George Martin 1858-67 Thomas M. Cooley 1868-69 James V. Campbell 1870-71 Isaac P. Christiancy 1872-73 Benjamin F. Graves 1874-75 Thomas M. Cooley 1876-77 James V. Campbell 1878-79 Isaac Marston 1880-81 Benjamin F. Graves 1882-83 Thomas M. Cooley 1884-85 Allen B. Morse 1885 James V. Campbell 1886-87 Thomas Russell Sherwood 1888-89 John W. Champlin 1890-91 Allen B. Morse 1892 John W. McGrath 1892 Claudius B. Grant 1898-99 Robert M. Montgomery 1900-01 Frank A. Hooker 1902-03 Joseph B. Moore 1904-05 William L. Carpenter 1906 Aaron V. McAlvay 1907 Claudius B. Grant 1908 Charles A. Blair 1909 Robert M. Montgomery 1910 John E. Bird 1910 Russell C. Ostrander 1911 Joseph B. Moore 1912 Joseph H. Steere 1913 Aaron V. McAlvay 1914 Flavius L. Brooke 1915 John W. Stone 1916 Franz C. Kuhn 1917 Russell C. Ostrander 1918 John E. Bird 1919 Joseph B. Moore 1920 Joseph H. Steere 1921 Grant Fellows 1922 Howard Wiest 1923 George M. Clark 1924 John S. McDonald 1925 John E. Bird 1926 Nelson Sharpe 1927 Richard C. Flannigan 1928 Louis H. Fead 1928 Walter H. North 1929 Howard Wiest 1930 Henry M. Butzel 1931 George M. Clark 1932 John S. McDonald 1933 Nelson Sharpe 1934 William W. Potter 1935 Walter H. North 1936 Louis H. Fead 1937 Howard Wiest 1938 Henry M. Butzel 1939 George E. Bushnell 1940 Edward M. Sharpe 1941 Bert D. Chandler 1942 Emerson R. Boyles 1943 Walter H. North 1944 Raymond Wesley Starr 1945 Henry M. Butzel 1946 Leland W. Carr 1947 George E. Bushnell 1948 Edward M. Sharpe 1949 Emerson R. Boyles 1950 Neil E. Reid 1951 Walter H. North 1952 Clark J. Adams 1952 John R. Dethmers 1953 Henry M. Butzel 1954 Leland W. Carr 1955 Edward M. Sharpe 1956 John R. Dethmers 1956-62 Leland W. Carr 1962-63 Thomas M. Kavanagh as of 1964-66 John R. Dethmers 1967-69 Thomas E. Brennan 1969-71 Thomas M. Kavanagh 1971-75 Thomas G. Kavanagh 1975-79 Mary S. Coleman 1979-82 John W. Fitzgerald 1982 G. Mennen Williams 1983-86 Dorothy Comstock Riley 1987-91 Michael F. Cavanagh 1991-95 James H. Brickley 1995-96 Conrad L. Mallett, Jr. 1997-99 Elizabeth A. Weaver 1999- Marilyn Jean Kelly 2009-10 Robert P. Young, Jr. 2011-

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1867 Dec 15: George Martin, died in office.
  • 1928 Feb 17: Richard C. Flannigan, died in office.
  • 1952 Jul 23: Walter H. North, died in office.
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