Harlan Fiske Stone - Washington D.C.
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe
N 38° 56.816 W 077° 00.690
18S E 325683 N 4312812
Quick Description: He was an American lawyer and jurist who served as an Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court from 1925 to 1941 and then as the Chief Justice of the United States from 1941 until his death in 1946.
Location: District of Columbia, United States
Date Posted: 8/5/2020 12:06:49 PM
Waymark Code: WM12Y9B
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Alfouine
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Long Description:
He is buried in Rock Creek Cemetery in Section A, Lot 55.
Description:
From Find A Grave: United States Supreme Court Chief Justice. He served as the 12th Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court from July 3, 1941 to April 22, 1946. He had previously served as both an associate justice of the Supreme Court from 1925 to 1941 and also as the 52nd Attorney General of the United States from 1924 to 1925. He graduated from Amherst College in 1894 and earned his law degree from the Columbia University law school in 1898. He went on to teach at Columbia and later served as the dean of the law school from 1910 to 1923. In 1924, he was appointed attorney general by President Calvin Coolidge. As attorney general, he reorganized the Justice Department after it had been tarnished by the scandals of the previous Harding administration. His effectiveness in this post led President Coolidge to appoint him to be an associate justice of the Supreme Court in 1925. He would serve as an associate justice until 1941 when he was appointed chief justice by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. During his years as an associate justice, he generally sided with the liberal faction" (Louis Brandeis and Oliver Wendell Holmes (later Benjamin Cardozo)) in decisions issued by the court. He also generally affirmed the legislative reforms of the New Deal in cases that involved New Deal laws. As chief justice, he was less successful in building a consensus among the other justices and the court was often a bitterly divided body under his leadership. He was stricken while reading his dissent in the case Girouard v. United States and later passed away of a cerebral hemorrhage.


Date of birth: 10/11/1872

Date of death: 4/22/1946

Area of notoriety: Politics

Marker Type: Horizontal Marker

Setting: Outdoor

Fee required?: No

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