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 Who was the first major chief justice of the Supreme Court?

Answer While John Jay was the first chief justice of the Supreme Court, legal scholars often credit John Marshall with laying the foundation for the Supreme Court's role in federal government. Chief Justi... Read More »
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Who was the first president to receive his oath from the chief justice of the supreme court?

John Adams was the first president to receive the oath of office from the chief justice of the Supreme Court. Chief Justice John Marshall administered the oath to President Adams in Philadelphia on... Read More »
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Who was the 1st U.S. Supreme Court chief justice?

John Jay served as the first chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. He was appointed by George Washington in 1789 and served until 1795. Jay also served as the governor of New York and co-authore... Read More »
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Who appoints the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court?

When there is a vacancy, the President of the United States appoints the Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court, although the confirmation must be confirmed by a vote of the Senate. In 20... Read More »
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Who was the chief justice of the Supreme Court in 2009?

John G. Roberts was chief justice of the Supreme Court in 2009. Roberts, a Harvard Law School graduate and former appellate judge, became chief justice in 2005. He filled the spot opened by the dea... Read More »
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