List of Justices of the North Carolina Supreme Court

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Following is a list of Justices of the North Carolina Supreme Court.

Current Justices[edit]

The Court's current (January 2013) members are:

Name Born Joined Term Ends[1] Mandatory Retirement[2] Law School Attended
Sarah Parker, Chief Justice 1942 1993 2014 Aug. 23, 2014 University of North Carolina School of Law
Cheri Beasley 1966 2013 2014 Feb. 14, 2038 University of Tennessee College of Law
Robert H. Edmunds, Jr. 1949 2001 2016 April 17, 2021 University of North Carolina School of Law
Robin E. Hudson 1952 2007 2014 Feb. 20, 2024 University of North Carolina School of Law
Barbara Jackson 1961 2011 2018 Dec. 25, 2033 University of North Carolina School of Law
Mark Martin 1963 1999 2014 April 29, 2035 University of North Carolina School of Law
Paul Martin Newby 1955 2004 2020 May 5, 2027 University of North Carolina School of Law

Former Justices[edit]

Judge Began active
service
Ended active
service
Notes
Adams, William J.William J. Adams 1921 1934 .
Allen, William ReynoldsWilliam Reynolds Allen 1903 1926 .
Ashe, Thomas SamuelThomas Samuel Ashe 1878 1887 .
Avery, Alphonso C.Alphonso C. Avery 1889 1897 .
Barnhill, Maurice VictorMaurice Victor Barnhill 1937 1956 Chief Justice (1954-1956)
Battle, William HornWilliam Horn Battle 1848
1852
1848
1868
.
Billings, RhodaRhoda Billings 1985 1986 Chief Justice (1986)
Bobbitt, William H.William H. Bobbitt 1954 1974 Chief Justice (1969-1974)
Boyden, NathanielNathaniel Boyden 1872 1873 .
Brady, Edward ThomasEdward Thomas Brady 2003 2010 .
Branch, JosephJoseph Branch 1966 1986 Chief Justice (1979-1986)
Britt, David M.David M. Britt 1978 1982 .
Brock, Walter E.Walter E. Brock 1979 1980 .
Brogden, W. J.W. J. Brogden 1926 1935 .
Brown, George H.George H. Brown 1905 1920 .
Burwell, ArmisteadArmistead Burwell 1892 1894 .
Butterfield, G. K.G. K. Butterfield 2001 2002 .
Bynum, William P.William P. Bynum 1873 1909 .
Carlton, J. PhilJ. Phil Carlton 1979 1983 .
Clark, WalterWalter Clark 1889 1924 Chief Justice (1903-1924)
Clarkson, HeriotHeriot Clarkson 1923 1942 .
Connor, Henry G.Henry G. Connor 1903 1909 .
Connor, George WhitfieldGeorge Whitfield Connor 1903 1909 .
Cooke, Charles A.Charles A. Cooke 1901 1903 .
Copeland, J. WilliamJ. William Copeland 1975 1985 .
Daniel, Joseph J.Joseph J. Daniel 1832 1848 .
Davis, Joseph J.Joseph J. Davis 1887 1892 .
Denny, Emery B.Emery B. Denny 1942 1966 Chief Justice (1962-1966)
Devin, William A.William A. Devin 1935 1954 Chief Justice (1951-1954)
Dick, Robert P.Robert P. Dick 1868 1872 .
Dillard, John H.John H. Dillard 1878 1881 .
Douglas, Robert M.Robert M. Douglas 1896 1904 .
Ervin, SamSam Ervin 1948 1954 .
Exum, James G.James G. Exum 1974 1995 Chief Justice (1986-1995)
Faircloth, William T.William T. Faircloth 1895 1901 Chief Justice (1895-1901)
Freeman, FranklinFranklin Freeman 2000 2000 .
Frye, HenryHenry Frye 1983 2001 Chief Justice (1999-2001)
Furches, David M.David M. Furches 1894 1903 Chief Justice (1901-1903)
Gaston, WilliamWilliam Gaston 1833 1844 .
Hall, JohnJohn Hall 1819 1832 .
Henderson, LeonardLeonard Henderson 1818 1833 Chief Justice (1829–1833)
Higgins, Carlisle W.Carlisle W. Higgins 1954 1974 .
Hoke, William A.William A. Hoke 1904 1925 Chief Justice (1924-1925)
Huskins, J. FrankJ. Frank Huskins 1968 1982 .
Johnson, Jr., Jefferson D.Jefferson D. Johnson, Jr. 1950 1960 .
Lake, I. BeverlyI. Beverly Lake 1985
1992
1994
1990
1992
2006
Chief Justice (2001-2006)
Lake, Sr., I. BeverlyI. Beverly Lake, Sr. 1965 1978 .
MacRae, James C.James C. MacRae 1892 1895 .
Manly, Matthias EvansMatthias Evans Manly 1860 1865 .
Manning, James S.James S. Manning 1909 1911 .
Martin, Harry C.Harry C. Martin 1982 1992 .
Merrimon, Augustus SummerfieldAugustus Summerfield Merrimon 1883 1892 Chief Justice (1889-1892)
Meyer, Louis B.Louis B. Meyer 1981 1994 .
Mitchell, BurleyBurley Mitchell 1982 1999 Chief Justice (1995-1999)
Montgomery, Walter A.Walter A. Montgomery 1894 1905 .
Moore, Dan K.Dan K. Moore 1969 1978
Nash, FrederickFrederick Nash 1844 1858 Chief Justice (1852-1858)
Orr, Robert F.Robert F. Orr 1994 2004 .
Parker, R. HuntR. Hunt Parker 1952 1969 Chief Justice (1966-1969)
Pearson, Richmond MumfordRichmond Mumford Pearson 1848 1878 Chief Justice (1858–1878);
First Chief Justice elected by the people (in the 1868 election).
Reade, Edwin GodwinEdwin Godwin Reade 1868 1879 .
Rodman, William B.William B. Rodman 1868 1879 .
Rodman, Jr., William B.William B. Rodman, Jr. 1956 1965 .
Ruffin, ThomasThomas Ruffin 1829
1858
1852
1859
Chief Justice (1833-1852)
Ruffin, Jr., ThomasThomas Ruffin, Jr. 1881 1883 .
Schenck, MichaelMichael Schenck 1934 1948 .
Seawell, Aaron A. F.Aaron A. F. Seawell 1938 1950 .
Settle, ThomasThomas Settle 1868 1871 .
Sharp, SusieSusie Sharp 1962 1979 Chief Justice (1975-1979)
Shepherd, James E.James E. Shepherd 1888 1895 Chief Justice (1893-1895)
Smith, William Nathan HarrellWilliam Nathan Harrell Smith 1878 1889 Chief Justice (1878-1889)
Stacy, Walter P.Walter P. Stacy 1925 1951 Chief Justice (1925-1951)
Taylor, John LouisJohn Louis Taylor 1818 1829 First Chief Justice (1818-1829)
Timmons-Goodson, PatriciaPatricia Timmons-Goodson 2006 2011
Toomer, John D.John D. Toomer 1829 1829 .
Valentine, Sr., Itimous T.Itimous T. Valentine, Sr. 1951 1952 .
Varser, Lycurgus R.Lycurgus R. Varser 1985 1985 .
Vaughn, Earl W.Earl W. Vaughn 1985 1985 .
Wainwright, Jr., George L.George L. Wainwright, Jr. 1998 2006 .
Walker, Platt D.Platt D. Walker 1903 1926 .
Webb, JohnJohn Webb 1986 1998 .
Whichard, WillisWillis Whichard 1986 1998 .
Winborne, J. WallaceJ. Wallace Winborne 1937 1962 Chief Justice (1956-1962)
Wynn, Jr., James A.James A. Wynn, Jr. 1998 1998 .

References[edit]

  1. ^ Term ends Dec. 31 of the year listed.
  2. ^ North Carolina judges must retire at age 72 if they are still in office.

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