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Pennsylvania: Chief Justices of the Supreme Court


Chief Justices of the Pennsylvania State Supreme Court, 1774-1996 (May be incomplete!)
Benjamin Chew 1774-77 Joseph Reed 1777 Thomas McKean 1777-99 Edward Shippen 1799-1806 William Tilghman 1806-27 John B. Gibson 1827-51 Jeremiah S. Black 1851-54 Ellis Lewis 1854-57 Walter H. Lowrie 1857-63 George Washington Woodward 1863-67 James Thompson 1867-72 John M. Read 1872-73 Daniel Agnew 1873-79 George Sharswood 1879-82 Ulysses Mercur 1883-87 Isaac G. Gordon 1887-89 Edward M. Paxson 1889-93 James P. Sterrett 1893-99 Henry Green 1900 J. Brewster McCollum 1900-03 James T. Mitchell 1903-10 D. Newlin Fell 1910-15 J. Hay Brown 1915-21 Robert von Moschzisker 1921-30 Robert S. Frazer 1930-36 John W. Kephart 1936-40 William I. Schaffer 1940-43 George W. Maxey 1943-50 James B. Drew 1950-52 Horace Stern 1952-56 Charles A. Jones 1956-61 John C. Bell, Jr. 1961-72 Benjamin R. Jones 1972-74 Robert N. C. Nix, Jr. 1984-96 Frank Montemuro as of 1993

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1827 Apr 29: William Tilghman, died in office.
  • 1887 Jun 6: Ulysses Mercur, died in office.
  • 1893 Feb 20: Edward M. Paxson, resigned.
  • 1900 Aug 16: Henry Green, died in office.
  • 1903 Oct 4: J. Brewster McCollum, died in office.
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