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New Jersey: Chief Justices of the Supreme Court


Chief Justices of the New Jersey State Supreme Court, 1704-2016 (May be incomplete!)
Roger Mompesson 1704-09 Thomas Gordon 1709-10 David Jamison 1710-23 William Trent 1723-24 Robert Lettice Hooper 1724-28 Thomas Farmer 1728-38 Robert Hunter Morris 1738-58 William Aynsley 1758-59 Robert Hunter Morris 1759-64 Charles Read 1764 Frederick Smyth 1764-76 Robert Morris 1777-79 David Brearley 1779-89 James Kinsey 1789-1803 Andrew Kirkpatrick 1804-24 Charles Ewing 1824-32 Joseph C. Hornblower 1832-46 Henry W. Green 1846-53 Mercer Beasley 1864-97 William J. Magie 1897-1900 David A. Depue 1900 William S. Gummere 1901-33 Thomas J. Brogan 1933-46 Clarence E. Case 1946-48 Arthur T. Vanderbilt 1948-57 Joseph Weintraub 1957-73 Pierre P. Garven 1973 Richard J. Hughes 1973-79 Robert N. Wilentz 1979-96 Deborah T. Poritz 1996-2006 James R. Zazzali 2006-07 Stuart Rabner 2007-

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1803 Jan 4: James Kinsey, died in office.
  • 1897 Feb 19: Mercer Beasley, died in office.
  • 1946 Mar 15: Thomas J. Brogan, resigned.
  • 1957 Jun 16: Arthur T. Vanderbilt, died in office.
  • 1973 Oct 19: Pierre P. Garven, died in office.
  • 1996 Jul 1: Robert N. Wilentz, retired.
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