Chief Justice of the United States facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsChief Justice of the
|Style||The Honorable (formal)
Mr. Chief Justice (informal)
Your Honor (when addressed directly in court)
|Appointer||Presidential nomination with Senate confirmation|
|Term length||Life tenure|
|Constituting instrument||U.S. Constitution|
|Inaugural holder||John Jay
as Chief Justice of the Supreme CourtSeptember 26, 1789
|Formation||March 4, 1789|
The Chief Justice of the United States is the senior judge of the Supreme Court of the United States.
He has no more powers than any of the other judges of the Supreme Court, who are called Associate Justices. The Chief Justice is responsible for organising the Court's schedules and administration.
By tradition, the Chief Justice administers the oath of office to the President when the president starts his time as president. The only time this has not happened is when Calvin Coolidge became president.
List of Chief Justices
|No.||Chief Justice||Image||Term of Office||Nominated by President|
|1||John Jay||October 19, 1789–June 29, 1795||George Washington|
|2||John Rutledge §, ¤||July 1, 1795–December 28, 1795|
|3||Oliver Ellsworth||March 8, 1796–December 15, 1800|
|4||John Marshall||February 4, 1801–July 6, 1835†||John Adams (F)|
|5||Roger Brooke Taney||March 28, 1836–October 12, 1864†||Andrew Jackson (D)|
|6||Salmon Portland Chase||December 15, 1864–May 7, 1873†||Abraham Lincoln (R)|
|7||Morrison Remick Waite||March 4, 1874–March 23, 1888†||Ulysses S. Grant (R)|
|8||Melville Weston Fuller||October 8, 1888–July 4, 1910†||Grover Cleveland (D)|
|9||Edward Douglass White °||December 19, 1910–May 19, 1921†||William Howard Taft (R)|
|10||William Howard Taft ♦||July 11, 1921–February 3, 1930||Warren G. Harding (R)|
|11||Charles Evans Hughes ¤||February 24, 1930–June 30, 1941||Herbert Hoover (R)|
|12||Harlan Fiske Stone °||July 3, 1941–April 22, 1946†||Franklin D. Roosevelt (D)|
|13||Frederick Moore Vinson||June 24, 1946–September 8, 1953†||Harry S. Truman (D)|
|14||Earl Warren||October 5, 1953–June 23, 1969||Dwight D. Eisenhower (R)|
|15||Warren Earl Burger||June 23, 1969–September 26, 1986||Richard Nixon (R)|
|16||William Hubbs Rehnquist °||September 26, 1986–September 3, 2005†||Ronald Reagan (R)|
|17||John Glover Roberts, Jr.||September 29, 2005–present||George W. Bush (R)|
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John Marshall, the fourth and longest serving Chief Justice.
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