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List of famous jurists, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top jurists in the world? This includes the most prominent jurists, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable jurists is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic jurists were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned jurists.

List is made up of many different people, including William Howard Taft and Thurgood Marshall.

From reputable, prominent, and well known jurists to the lesser known jurists of today, these are some of the best professionals in the jurist field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous jurists ever?" and "What are the names of famous jurists?" then you're in the right place. (408 items)
Thurgood Marshall is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Jurists
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Thurgood Marshall was an Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court, serving from October 1967 until October 1991. Marshall was the Court's 96th justice and its first African-American justice. Before becoming a judge, Marshall was a lawyer who was best known for his high success rate in ...more

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Age: Died at 85 (1908-1993)

Birthplace: Area code 443, Baltimore, Area code 667, United States of America, United States, + more

Profession: Judge, Politician, Jurist, Lawyer

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Sonia Sotomayor is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Jurists
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Sonia Maria Sotomayor is an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, serving since August 2009. She is the 111th appointment to the Court, has the distinction of being its first justice of Hispanic heritage, its third female justice, and its twelfth Roman Catholic justice. ...more

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Age: 62

Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA

Profession: Editor, Judge, Jurist, Lawyer

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Jurists
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Ruth Joan Bader Ginsburg is an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. Ginsburg was appointed by President Bill Clinton and took the oath of office on August 10, 1993. She is the second female justice and the first Jewish female justice. She is generally viewed as belonging to ...more

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Age: 84

Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA

Profession: Judge, Jurist, Lawyer

Credits: A Century of Women, Yoo-Hoo, Mrs. Goldberg, The Jewish Americans, Election 2000

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#96 on The Most Inspiring (Non-Hollywood) Female Role Models

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William Howard Taft is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Jurists
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William Howard Taft was the 27th President of the United States and later the tenth Chief Justice of the United States. He is the only person to have served in both of these offices. Before becoming President, Taft, a Republican, was appointed to serve on the Superior Court of Cincinnati in 1887. In ...more

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Age: Died at 73 (1857-1930)

Birthplace: Ohio, Cincinnati, United States of America, United States, with Territories, + more

Profession: Judge, Jurist, Lawyer

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#98 on The Most Important Leaders in U.S. History

#67 on The Most Influential Politicians in American History

#6 on The Best One-Term U.S. Presidents

#19 on The Best Political Nicknames

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