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List of Famous Jurists

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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)
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    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: Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America
    • Profession: Judge, Politician, Jurist, Lawyer
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    Sonia Sotomayor

    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. Sotomayor ...more

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    • Age: 61
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA
    • Profession: Editor, Judge, Jurist, Lawyer
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    Ruth Bader Ginsburg

    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 the ...more

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    • Age: age 82
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA
    • Profession: Judge, Jurist, Lawyer
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    William Howard Taft

    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: Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
    • Profession: Judge, Jurist, Lawyer
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    Earl Warren is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Jurists
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    Earl Warren was an American jurist and politician, who served as the 30th Governor of California and later the 14th Chief Justice of the United States. He is best known for the decisions of the Warren Court, which ended school segregation and transformed many areas of American law, especially regarding ...more

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    • Age: Died at 83 (1891-1974)
    • Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America
    • Profession: Politician, Jurist
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    Pierre Trudeau is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Jurists
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    Joseph Philippe Pierre Yves Elliott Trudeau, PC CH CC QC FSRC, usually known as Pierre Trudeau or Pierre Elliott Trudeau, was the 15th Prime Minister of Canada from April 20, 1968 to June 4, 1979, and again from March 3, 1980 to June 30, 1984. Trudeau began his political career as a lawyer, ...more

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    • Age: Died at 81 (1919-2000)
    • Birthplace: Montreal, Canada
    • Profession: Politician, Journalist, Professor, Author, Jurist, + more
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    John Jay is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Jurists
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    John Jay was an American statesman, Patriot, diplomat, one of the Founding Fathers of the United States, signer of the Treaty of Paris, and first Chief Justice of the United States. Jay was born into a wealthy family of merchants and government officials in New York City. He became a lawyer and joined ...more

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    • Age: Died at 84 (1745-1829)
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA
    • Profession: Politician, Jurist
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    Dan Quayle

    Dan Quayle is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Jurists
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    James Danforth "Dan" Quayle, the 44th Vice President of the United States, served with President George H. W. Bush. He served as a U.S. Representative and U.S. Senator from the state of Indiana. Quayle was born in Indianapolis and spent most of his childhood living in Arizona. He married Marilyn Tucker ...more

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    • Age: age 68
    • Birthplace: Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
    • Profession: Politician, Jurist
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