U.S. Supreme Court Justices

Phi Beta Kappa members are part of a diverse network of high achievers in liberal arts and sciences education that dates back to our nation’s founding. We are proud to count forty-one current and former Supreme Court Justices as members, a strong indication of how vital the arts and sciences are to a vibrant culture and democracy.
 
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Neil Gorsuch

Columbia University

Associate Justice, 2017 - Present

Elena Kagan

Princeton University

Associate Justice, 2010 - Present

Sonia Sotomayor

Princeton University

Associate Justice, 2009 - Present

Samuel Alito

Princeton University

Associate Justice, 2006 - Present

John G Roberts

Harvard University

Chief Justice, 2005 - Present

Stephen Breyer

Stanford University

Associate Justice, 1994 - Present

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Cornell University

Associate Justice, 1993-Present

David Souter

Harvard University

Associate Justice, 1990-2009

Anthony Kennedy

Stanford University

Associate Justice, 1988 - Present

William Rehnquist

Stanford University

Chief Justice, 1986-2005

Sandra Day O'Connor

College of William and Mary

Associate Justice, 1981-2006

John Paul Stevens

University of Chicago

Associate Justice, 1975-2010

Lewis Franklin Powell, Jr.

Washington & Lee University

Associate Justice, 1972-1987

Harry Blackmun

Harvard University

Associate Justice, 1970-1994

Byron White

University of Colorado

Associate Justice, 1962-1993

Potter Stewart

Yale College

Associate Justice, 1958-1991

Earl Warren

University of California, Berkeley

Chief Justice, 1953-1969

Harold Hitz Burton

Bowdoin College

Associate Justice, 1945-1958

Harlan Fiske Stone

Amherst College

Chief Justice, 1941-1946

William O. Douglas

Whitman College

Associate Justice, 1939-1975

Felix Frankfurter

City College of New York

Associate Justice, 1939-1962

Benjamin Cardozo

Columbia University

Associate Justice, 1932-1938

Owen Roberts

University of Pennsylvania

Associate Justice, 1930-1945

Pierce Butler

Carleton College

Associate Justice, 1922-1939

William Howard Taft

Yale University

Chief Justice, 1921-1930

Louis Brandeis

Harvard University

Associate Justice, 1916-1939

John Hessin Clarke

Case Western Reserve University

Associate Justice, 1916-1922

William Henry Moody

Harvard University

Associate Justice, 1906-1910

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

Harvard University

Associate Justice, 1902-1932

George Shiras, Jr.

Yale University

Associate Justice, 1892-1903

Henry Billings Brown

Yale University

Associate Justice, 1890-1906

Melville Weston Fuller

Bowdoin College

Chief Justice, 1888-1910

Morrison Waite

Yale University

Chief Justice, 1874-1888

William Strong

Yale University

Associate Justice, 1870-1880

Salmon Chase

Dartmouth College

Chief Justice, 1864-1873

Benjamin Robbins Curtis

Harvard University

Associate Justice, 1851-1857

Levi Woodbury

Dartmouth College

Associate Justice, 1845-1851

Joseph Story

Harvard University

Associate Justice, 1811-1845

Bushrod Washington

College of William and Mary

Associate Justice, 1798-1829

Oliver Ellsworth

Yale University

Chief Justice, 1796-1800

John Marshall

College of William and Mary

Chief Justice, 1801-1835