John Rutledge

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Birthday
17, 1739
Birthplace
Charleston, SC
Death Date
Jul 23, 1800 (60)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
17, 1739
Birthplace
Charleston, SC
Death Date
Jul 23, 1800 (60)

About

Served as an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court from 1789 to 1791 and was named the second Chief Justice of the Court in 1795.

Before Fame

He studied law at London's Middle Temple and won many cases in English courts.

Trivia

He was the first governor of South Carolina following the signing of the United States Constitution.

Family Life

He married Elizabeth Grimke in 1763. The couple had 10 children together. His younger brother, Edward Rutledge, signed the Declaration of Independence.

Associated With

He was nominated to the Supreme Court by President George Washington.