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List of famous male jurists, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest male jurists list contains the most prominent and top males known for being jurists. There are thousand of males working as jurists in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic jurists have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a male aspiring to be a jurist then the people below should give you inspiration.

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While this isn't a list of all male jurists, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous male jurists?" and "Who are the best male jurists?"
Thurgood Marshall is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Male 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 arguing before the Supreme Court and for the victory in Brown v. Board of Education, a decision that desegregated public schools. He served on the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit after being appointed by President John F. Kennedy and then served as the Solicitor General after being appointed by President Lyndon Johnson in 1965. President Johnson nominated him to the United ...more

Age: Died at 85 (1908-1993)

Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, USA

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William Howard Taft is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Male 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 1890, Taft was appointed Solicitor General of the United States and in 1891 a judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. In 1900, President William McKinley appointed Taft Governor-General of the Philippines. In 1904, President Theodore Roosevelt appointed Taft Secretary of War in an effort to groom Taft, then his close political ally, into his handpicked presidential ...more

Age: Died at 73 (1857-1930)

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

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#27 on The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time

#22 on Every President's Most Controversial Pardon, Ranked

#74 on The Most Influential Politicians in American History

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

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Earl Warren is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Male 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 the rights of the accused, ending public school-sponsored prayers, and requiring "one man–one vote" rules of apportionment of Congressional, state and local legislative districts. He made the Supreme Court a power center on a more even basis with Congress and the Presidency, especially through four landmark decisions: Brown v. Board of Education, Gideon v. Wainwright, Reynolds v. Sims, and ...more

Age: Died at 83 (1891-1974)

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA

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#34 on The Most Influential Politicians in American History

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Pierre Trudeau is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Male 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, intellectual, and activist in Quebec politics. In the 1960s, he entered federal politics by joining the Liberal Party of Canada. He was appointed as Lester Pearson's Parliamentary Secretary, and later became his Minister of Justice. Trudeau became a media sensation, inspiring "Trudeaumania," and took charge of the Liberals in 1968. From the late 1960s until the mid-1980s, his personality dominated the ...more

Age: Died at 81 (1919-2000)

Birthplace: Montreal, Canada

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