Robert Burke Supreme Court Autograph Collection

This collection was donated to the Oklahoma City University Law Library by Attorney Robert Burke.  In addition to being an alumnus of the law school, Mr. Burke practices law in Oklahoma City, has authored or co-authored more than fifty Oklahoma histories or biographies, and was inducted into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame in 2006. He also is the author of Oklahoma City University School of Law: A History with Retired Oklahoma City University Law Professor Von R. Creel.

Mr. Burke thought it was important that the signatures be displayed and enjoyed by all.  The collection is made available here for all to see.  The collection of U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice signatures are first and then the Associate Justice signatures.  Although all of the Chief Justices are listed, Oklahoma City University Law does not have a signature for each and every U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice.  Only the Associate Justices with signatures are included.

Click each image to view a larger version; each justice’s name links to a portrait and biography. All rights reserved; view Oklahoma City University’s copyright policy here (.pdf).

CHIEF JUSTICES

Name & Term

John Jay (Oct. 19, 1789 – June 29, 1795)

John Rutledge (Aug. 12, 1795 – Dec. 15, 1795)

Oliver Ellsworth (March 8, 1796 – Dec. 15, 1800)

John Marshall (Feb. 4, 1801 – July 6, 1835)

Roger Brooke Taney (March 28, 1836 – Oct. 12, 1864)

Salmon Portland Chase (Dec. 15, 1864 – May 7, 1873)

Morrison Remick Waite (March 4, 1874 – March 23, 1888)

Melville Weston Fuller (Oct. 8, 1888 – July 4, 1910)

Edward Douglass White (Dec. 19, 1910 – May 19, 1921)

William Howard Taft (July 11, 1921 – Feb. 3, 1930)

Charles Evans Hughes (Feb. 24, 1930 – June 30, 1941)

Harlan Fiske Stone (July 3, 1941 – April 22, 1946)

Fred Moore Vinson (June 24, 1946 – Sept. 8, 1953)

Earl Warren (Oct. 5, 1953 – June 23, 1969)

Warren Earl Burger (June 23, 1969 – Sept. 26, 1986)

William H. Rehnquist (Sept. 26, 1986 – Sept. 3, 2005)

John Roberts, Jr. (Sept. 3, 2005 – present)

ASSOCIATE JUSTICES

Name & Term

James Wilson (Oct. 5, 1789 –  Aug. 21, 1798)

Gabriel Duvall (Nov. 23, 1811 – Jan. 14, 1835)

Joseph Story (Feb. 3, 1812 – Sept. 10, 1845)

Smith Thompson (Sept. 1, 1823 – Dec. 18, 1843)

John McLean (Jan. 11, 1830 – April 4, 1861)

James Wayne (Jan. 14, 1835 – July 5, 1867)

Samuel Nelson (Feb. 27, 1845 – Nov. 28, 1872)

Levi Woodbury (Sept. 23, 1845 – Sept. 4, 1851)

Benjamin R. Curtis (Oct. 10, 1851 – Sept. 30, 1857)

Nathan Clifford (Jan. 21, 1858 – July 25, 1881)

Noah Swayne (Jan. 27, 1862 – Jan. 24, 1881)

Samuel Miller (July 21, 1862 – Oct. 13, 1890)

David Davis (Dec. 10, 1862 – March 4, 1877)

Stephen Field (May 20, 1863 – Dec. 1, 1897)

William Strong (March 14, 1870 – Dec. 14, 1880)

Joseph Bradley (March 23, 1870 – Jan. 22, 1892)

Ward Hunt (Jan. 9, 1873 – Jan. 27, 1882)

John M. Harlan (Dec. 10, 1877 – Oct. 14, 1911)

William B. Woods (Jan. 5, 1881 – May 14, 1887)

Stanley Matthews (May 17, 1881 – March 22, 1889)

Horace Gray (Jan. 9, 1882 – Sept. 15, 1902)

Samuel Blatchford (April 3, 1882 – July 7, 1893)

Lucias Q.C. Lamar (Jan. 18, 1888 – Jan. 23, 1893)

David Brewer (Jan. 6, 1890 – March 28, 1910)

Henry Brown (Jan. 5, 1891 – May 28, 1906)

George Shiras (Oct. 10, 1892 – Feb. 23, 1903)

Howell Jackson (March 4, 1893 – Aug. 8, 1895)

Rufus Peckham (Jan. 6, 1896 – Oct. 24, 1909)

Joseph McKenna (Jan. 26, 1898 – Jan. 5, 1925)

Oliver Wendell Holmes (Dec. 8, 1902 – Jan. 12, 1932)

William R. Day (March 2, 1903 – Nov. 13, 1922)

William H. Moody (Dec. 17, 1906 – Nov. 20, 1910)

Horace H. Lurton (Jan. 3, 1910 – July 12, 1914)

Willis Van Devanter (Jan. 3, 1911 – June 2, 1937)

Joseph R. Lamar (Jan. 3, 1911 – Jan. 2, 1916)

Mahlon Pitney (March 18, 1912 – Dec. 31, 1922)

James C. McReynolds (Oct. 12, 1914 – Jan. 31, 1941)

Louis D. Brandeis (Jan. 5, 1916 – Feb. 13, 1939)

John H. Clarke (Oct. 9, 1916 – Sept. 18, 1922)

George Sutherland (Oct. 2, 1922 – Jan. 17, 1938)

Pierce Butler (Jan. 2, 1923 – Nov. 16, 1939)

Edward T. Sanford (Feb. 19, 1923 – March 8, 1930)

Owen J. Roberts (June 2, 1930 – July 31, 1945)

Benjamin N. Cardozo (March 14, 1932 – July 9, 1938)

Hugo L. Black (Aug. 19, 1937 – Sept. 17, 1971)

Stanley F. Reed (Jan. 31, 1938 – Feb. 25, 1957)

Felix Frankfurter (Jan. 30, 1939 – Aug. 28, 1962)

William O. Douglas (April 17, 1939 – Nov. 12, 1975)

Frank Murphy (Feb. 5, 1940 – July 19, 1949)

James F. Byrnes (July 8, 1941 – Oct. 3, 1942)

Robert H. Jackson (July 11, 1941 – Oct. 9, 1954)

Wiley B. Rutledge (Feb. 15, 1943 – Sept. 10, 1949)

Harold Burton (Oct. 1, 1945 – Oct. 13, 1958)

Tom C. Clark (Aug. 14, 1949 – June 12, 1967)

Sherman Minton (Oct. 12, 1949 – Oct. 15, 1956)

John Marshall Harlan II (March 28, 1955 – Sept. 23, 1971)

William J. Brennan (Oct. 16, 1956 – July 20, 1990)

Charles E. Whittaker (March 25, 1957 – March 31, 1962)

Potter Stewart (Oct. 14, 1958 – July 3, 1981)

Byron White (April 16, 1962 – June 28, 1993)

Arthur J. Goldberg (Oct. 1, 1962 – July 25, 1965)

Abe Fortas (Oct. 4, 1965 – May 14, 1969)

Thurgood Marshall (Oct. 2, 1967 – Oct. 1, 1991)

Harry A. Blackmun (June 9, 1970 – Aug. 3, 1994)

Lewis F. Powell (Jan. 7, 1972 – June 26, 1987)

John Paul Stevens (Dec. 19, 1975 – June 29, 2010)

Sandra Day O’Connor (Sept. 25, 1981 – Jan. 31, 2006)

Antonin Scalia (Sept. 26, 1986 – present)

Anthony Kennedy (Feb. 18, 1988 – present)

David H. Souter (Oct. 9, 1990 – June 29, 2009)

Clarence Thomas (Oct. 23, 1991 – present)

Ruth Bader Ginsburg (Aug. 10, 1993 – present)

Stephen G. Breyer (Aug. 3, 1994 – present)