List of Justices of the Nebraska Supreme Court

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Following is a list of Justices of the Nebraska Supreme Court:

Territorial Justices[edit]

Judge Began active
service
Ended active
service
Ferguson, FennerFenner Ferguson 1854 1857
Harden, Edward R.Edward R. Harden 1854 1860
Bradley, JamesJames Bradley 1854 1857
Underwood, J. W.J. W. Underwood 1857[1] 1857
Black, Samuel W.Samuel W. Black 1857 1859
Wakeley, EleazerEleazer Wakeley 1857 1861
Hall, AugustusAugustus Hall 1858 1861
Miller, JosephJoseph Miller 1859 1860
Kellogg, William PittWilliam Pitt Kellogg 1861 1865[2]
Lockwood, William F.William F. Lockwood 1861 1867
Streeter, Joseph E.Joseph E. Streeter 1861 1863
Dundy, Elmer S.Elmer S. Dundy 1863 1867
Kellogg, WilliamWilliam Kellogg 1865 1867

State Supreme Court Justices[edit]

Judge Began active
service
Ended active
service
Began as
Chief Justice
Ended as
Chief Justice
Little, William A.William A. Little[3] - - - -
Mason, Oliver P.Oliver P. Mason 1867[4] 1873 1867 1873
Lake, George B.George B. Lake 1867 1884 1873
1882
1878
1884
Crounse, LorenzoLorenzo Crounse 1867 1873 - -
Gantt, DanielDaniel Gantt 1873 1878[5] 1878 1878
Maxwell, SamuelSamuel Maxwell 1873 1894 1878
1886
1892
1882
1888
1894
Cobb, AmasaAmasa Cobb 1878[6] 1892 1884
1890
1886
Reese, Manoah B.Manoah B. Reese 1884
1908
1890
1915
1888
1909
1890
1915
Norval, T. L.T. L. Norval 1890 1902 1894
1900
1896
1902
Post, Alfred M.Alfred M. Post 1892 1898 1896 1898
Harrison, T. O. C.T. O. C. Harrison 1894 1900 1898 1900
Sullivan, John JosephJohn Joseph Sullivan 1898 1904 1902 1904
Holcomb, Silas A.Silas A. Holcomb 1900 1906 1904 1906
Sedgwick, Samuel H.Samuel H. Sedgwick 1902
1910
1908
1919[5]
- -
Barnes, John B.John B. Barnes 1904 1917 1908 1909
Letton, Charles B.Charles B. Letton 1906 1925 - -
Dean, James R.James R. Dean 1909[7]
1917
1910
1935
- -
Root, Jesse L.Jesse L. Root 1909[7] 1911 - -
Fawcett, JacobJacob Fawcett 1909[7] 1917 1915[8] 1915
Rose, William B.William B. Rose 1909[7] 1943 - -
Hamer, Francis G.Francis G. Hamer 1911 1918[5] - -
Hollenbeck, ConradConrad Hollenbeck 1915[5][9] 1915 1915 1915
Morrissey, Andrew M.Andrew M. Morrissey 1915[10] 1927 1915 1927
Cornish, Albert J.Albert J. Cornish 1917 1920[5] - -
Aldrich, Chester HardyChester Hardy Aldrich 1918[11] 1924[5] - -
Flansburg, Leonard A.Leonard A. Flansburg 1920[12] 1923 - -
Day, George A.George A. Day 1920[13] 1927[5] - -
Good, Edward E.Edward E. Good 1923 1937[5] - -
Thompson, W. H.W. H. Thompson 1924[14] 1931 - -
Evans, Robert E.Robert E. Evans 1925[5] 1925 - -
Eberly, George A.George A. Eberly 1925[15] 1943 - -
Goss, Charles A.Charles A. Goss 1927 1938[5] 1927 1938
Howell, Francis S.Francis S. Howell 1928[16] 1929 - -
Day, L. B.L. B. Day 1929 1938[5] - -
Paine, Bayard H.Bayard H. Paine 1931 1949 - -
Carter, Edward F.Edward F. Carter 1935 1971 - -
Messmore, FrederickFrederick Messmore 1937[17] 1965 - -
Johnsen, Harvey M.Harvey M. Johnsen 1939[18] 1940 - -
Simmons, Robert G.Robert G. Simmons 1939[19] 1963 1939 1963
Yeager, John W.John W. Yeager 1941[20] 1965 - -
Chappell, E. B.E. B. Chappell 1943 1961 - -
Wenke, Adolph E.Adolph E. Wenke 1943 1961[5] - -
Boslaugh, P. E.P. E. Boslaugh 1949 1961 - -
Spencer, Harry A.Harry A. Spencer 1961 1979[21] 1978[22] 1978
Boslaugh, LeslieLeslie Boslaugh 1961 1994[21] - -
Brower, Robert C.Robert C. Brower 1961[23] 1967 - -
White, Paul W.Paul W. White 1963 1978[21] 1963 1978
McCown, HaleHale McCown 1965[24] 1983[21] - -
Smith, Robert L.Robert L. Smith 1965[24] 1973[21] - -
Newton, John E.John E. Newton 1967[24] 1977[21] - -
Clinton, Lawrence M.Lawrence M. Clinton 1971[24] 1982[5] - -
Brodkey, DonaldDonald Brodkey 1974[24] 1982[21] - -
White, C. ThomasC. Thomas White 1977[25] 1998[21] 1995 1998
Krivosha, NormanNorman Krivosha 1978[24] 1987[26] 1978 1987
Hastings, William C.William C. Hastings 1979[27] 1995[21] 1987 1995
Caporale, D. NickD. Nick Caporale 1982[28] 1998[21] - -
Shanahan, Thomas M.Thomas M. Shanahan 1983[29] 1993[30] - -
Grant, John T.John T. Grant 1983[31] 1993[21] - -
Fahrnbruch, Dale E.Dale E. Fahrnbruch 1987[32] 1996[21] - -
Lanphier, David J.David J. Lanphier 1993[33] 1997[34] - -
Wright, John F.John F. Wright 1994[35] Incumbent -
Connolly, William M.William M. Connolly 1994[36] Incumbent - -
Gerrard, John M.John M. Gerrard 1995[37] 2012 - -
Stephan, Kenneth C.Kenneth C. Stephan 1997[38] Incumbent - -
McCormack, MichaelMichael McCormack 1997[39] Incumbent - -
Hendry, John V.John V. Hendry 1998[40] 2006[21] 1998 2006
Miller-Lerman, LindseyLindsey Miller-Lerman 1998[41] Incumbent - -
Heavican, Michael G.Michael G. Heavican 2006[42] Incumbent 2006 Incumbent
Cassel, William B.William B. Cassel 2012[43] Incumbent - -

References[edit]

  1. ^ Listed as an associate judge of the Supreme Court in Complete Session Laws, 1855-87, Vol. 1, Page 370.
  2. ^ Granted leave of absence by President Lincoln to join the 7th Illinois Cavalry. Served as colonel in the regiment from Sept.|8, 1861, to June 1, 1862. Resigned as territorial chief justice in 1865.
  3. ^ Elected in 1867 but died before he qualified.
  4. ^ Appointed in 1867; elected in 1868.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m Died while in office.
  6. ^ Appointed in 1878 to fill vacancy created by death of Chief Justice Gantt, then elected 1879.
  7. ^ a b c d Constitutional amendment approved in 1908 increased number of Supreme Court judges from three to seven. The governor appointed four judges, two to serve until successors were elected in the 1909 general election, and the other two to serve until successors were elected in the 1911 general election.
  8. ^ Acting chief justice Jan. 21 to 25, 1915.
  9. ^ Served from Jan. 7 to 21, 1915; died Jan. 21, 1915.
  10. ^ Appointed chief justice Jan. 25, 1915, to fill vacancy created by death of Chief Justice Hollenbeck.
  11. ^ Appointed Nov. 16, 1918, to fill vacancy created by death of Judge Hamer. Aldrich died March 10, 1924.
  12. ^ Appointed April 21, 1920, to fill vacancy created by death of Judge Cornish.
  13. ^ Appointed Jan. 8, 1920, to fill vacancy created by death of Judge Sedgwick. Judge Day died Dec. 20, 1927.
  14. ^ Appointed April 15, 1924, to fill vacancy created by death of Judge Aldrich.
  15. ^ Appointed July 24, 1925, to fill vacancy created by death of Judge Evans.
  16. ^ Appointed Dec. 29, 1927, to fill vacancy created by death of Judge George A. Day.
  17. ^ Appointed Aug. 9, 1937, to fill vacancy created by death of Judge Good.
  18. ^ Appointed Nov. 28, 1938, to fill vacancy created by death of Judge L. B. Day. Term began Jan. 3, 1939. Resigned Nov. 8, 1940, upon appointment to the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit.
  19. ^ Appointed Nov. 12, 1938, to fill vacancy created by death of Chief Justice Goss. Term began Jan. 5, 1939.
  20. ^ Appointed Nov. 18, 1940, to fill vacancy created by resignation of Judge Johnsen.
  21. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m Retired.
  22. ^ Served as chief justice pro tempore from Sept. 18 to Dec. 22, 1978.
  23. ^ Appointed March 13, 1961, to fill vacancy created by death of Judge Wenke.
  24. ^ a b c d e f Appointed to fill vacancy.
  25. ^ Appointed Jan. 6, 1977, to replace retiring Judge Newton. Named chief justice Jan. 26, 1995, to replace retiring Chief Justice Hastings.
  26. ^ Resigned July 31, 1987.
  27. ^ Appointed Jan. 31, 1979, to replace retiring Judge Spencer. Named chief justice Sept. 2, 1987, following resignation of Chief Justice Krivosha.
  28. ^ Appointed Dec. 21, 1981, to replace retiring Judge Brodkey.
  29. ^ Appointed March 24, 1983, to fill vacancy created by death of Judge Clinton.
  30. ^ Resigned to serve on the United States District Court for the District of Nebraska.
  31. ^ Appointed Sept. 1, 1983, to replace retiring Judge McCown.
  32. ^ Appointed Nov. 13, 1987, to fill vacancy created when Judge Hastings was named chief justice.
  33. ^ Appointed Oct. 14, 1992, to replace retiring Judge Grant.
  34. ^ Voters removed Judge Lanphier from the bench in 1996.
  35. ^ Appointed Jan. 27, 1994, to replace Judge Shanahan, who resigned to serve on the United States District Court for the District of Nebraska.
  36. ^ Appointed Nov. 17, 1994, to replace retiring Judge Leslie Boslaugh.
  37. ^ Appointed April 20, 1995, to fill vacancy created when Judge C. Thomas White was named chief justice.
  38. ^ Appointed Jan. 27, 1997, to replace retiring Judge Farhnbruch.
  39. ^ Appointed Jan. 28, 1997, to fill vacancy created when voters removed Judge Lanphier from the bench.
  40. ^ Appointed chief justice Aug. 5, 1998, to replace retiring Chief Justice C. Thomas White.
  41. ^ Appointed Aug. 5, 1998, to replace retiring Judge Caporale.
  42. ^ Appointed Oct. 1, 2006, to replace retiring Chief Justice Hendry.
  43. ^ Appointed April 26, 2012, to fill vacancy created by appointment of John M. Gerrard to the United States District Court for the District of Nebraska.

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