List of United States federal judges by longevity of service

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This is a list of United States federal judges by longevity of service. The judges on the lists below were presidential appointees who have been confirmed by the Senate, and who served on the federal bench for over 40 years.

Total combined service[edit]

Rank Judge Court
[1]
Appointed by Began active
service
Ended active
service
Ended senior
status
Total active
service
Total
service
1 Woodrough, Joseph WilliamJoseph William Woodrough D. Neb.
8th Cir.
Wilson
F.D.R.
April 3, 1916
April 12, 1933
April 12, 1933
January 3, 1961

October 2, 1977
44 years, 275 days 61 years, 182 days
2 Potter, HenryHenry Potter 5th Cir.
D.N.C.
Jefferson May 9, 1801[2]
April 7, 1802
April 7, 1802
December 20, 1857
n/a 56 years, 225 days 56 years, 225 days
3 Buffington, JosephJoseph Buffington W.D. Pa.
3rd Cir.
3rd Cir.
B. Harrison
T. Roosevelt
T. Roosevelt
February 23, 1892
September 25, 1906
September 25, 1906[3]
September 26, 1906
December 31, 1911
June 1, 1938


October 21, 1947
46 years, 98 days 55 years, 240 days
4 Hutcheson, Jr., Joseph ChappellJoseph Chappell Hutcheson, Jr. S.D. Tex.
5th Cir.
Wilson
Hoover
April 6, 1918
January 26, 1931
January 26, 1931
November 4, 1964

January 18, 1973
46 years, 212 days 54 years, 287 days
5 Lynne, Seybourn HarrisSeybourn Harris Lynne N.D. Ala. Truman January 3, 1946 January 9, 1973 September 10, 2000 27 years, 6 days 54 years, 251 days
6 Cranch, WilliamWilliam Cranch D.C. Cir. J. Adams[4] March 3, 1801 September 1, 1855 n/a 54 years, 182 days 54 years, 182 days
7 Young, George C.George C. Young S.D. Fl.
N.D. Fl.
M.D. Fl.
Kennedy September 18, 1961
September 5, 1961
October 29, 1962
September 17, 1966
September 17, 1966
October 19, 1981


Incumbent
20 years, 31 days 53 years, 36 days
8 Feinberg, WilfredWilfred Feinberg S.D.N.Y.
2nd Cir.
Kennedy
L.B.J.
October 5, 1961[5]
March 7, 1966
March 7, 1966
January 31, 1991

Incumbent
29 years, 118 days 53 years, 19 days
9 Maris, Albert BransonAlbert Branson Maris E.D. Pa.
3rd Cir.
F.D.R. June 22, 1936
June 24, 1938
June 16, 1938
December 31, 1958

February 7, 1989
22 years, 192 days 52 years, 230 days
10 Hand, LearnedLearned Hand S.D.N.Y.
2d Cir.
Taft
Coolidge
April 26, 1909
December 20, 1924
December 29, 1924
June 1, 1951

August 18, 1961
42 years, 36 days 52 years, 114 days
11 McManus, Edward JosephEdward Joseph McManus N.D. Iowa Kennedy July 16, 1962 February 9, 1985 Incumbent 22 years, 208 days 52 years, 100 days
12 Phillips, Orie LeonOrie Leon Phillips D.N.M.
10th Cir.
Harding
Hoover
March 3, 1923
April 29, 1929
April 29, 1929
January 1, 1956

November 14, 1974
32 years, 304 days 51 years, 256 days
13 Nealon, Jr., William JosephWilliam Joseph Nealon, Jr. M.D. Pa. Kennedy December 13, 1962[6] January 1, 1989 Incumbent 26 years, 19 days 51 years, 315 days
14 Bootle, William AugustusWilliam Augustus Bootle M.D. Ga. Eisenhower May 20, 1954 March 11, 1972 January 25, 2005 17 years, 296 days 50 years, 250 days
15 Browning, James R.James R. Browning 9th Cir. Kennedy September 18, 1961 September 1, 2000 May 6, 2012 38 years, 349 days 50 years, 231 days
16 Crocker, Myron DonovanMyron Donovan Crocker S.D. Cal.
E.D. Cal.
Eisenhower
n/a[7]
September 21, 1959
September 18, 1966
September 18, 1966
January 1, 1981

February 2, 2010
21 years, 102 days 50 years, 134 days
17 Metzner, Charles MillerCharles Miller Metzner S.D.N.Y. Eisenhower September 10, 1959 September 30, 1977 November 30, 2009 18 years, 20 days 50 years, 81 days
18 Brown, Wesley E.Wesley E. Brown D. Kan. Kennedy April 4, 1962 September 1, 1979 January 23, 2012 17 years, 150 days 49 years, 294 days
19 Thomas, Daniel HolcombeDaniel Holcombe Thomas S.D. Ala. Truman March 9, 1951 August 25, 1971 April 13, 2000 20 years, 169 days 49 years, 35 days
20 Edelstein, David NortonDavid Norton Edelstein S.D.N.Y. Truman November 1, 1951[8] November 1, 1994 August 19, 2000 43 years, 0 days 48 years, 292 days
21 Hall, WillardWillard Hall D. Del. Monroe May 6, 1823[9] December 6, 1871 n/a 48 years, 214 days 48 years, 214 days
22 Swan, Thomas WalterThomas Walter Swan 2nd Cir. Coolidge December 22, 1926 July 1, 1953 July 13, 1975 26 years, 191 days 48 years, 203 days
23 Aldrich, BaileyBailey Aldrich D. Mass.
1st Cir.
Eisenhower April 27, 1954
September 10, 1959
September 14, 1959
August 31, 1972

September 25, 2002
18 years, 126 days 48 years, 151 days
24 Hunter, Edwin F.Edwin F. Hunter W.D. La. Eisenhower October 3, 1953[10] February 19, 1976 February 22, 2002 22 years, 139 days 48 years, 142 days
25 Knox, John C.John C. Knox S.D.N.Y. Wilson April 12, 1918 April 30, 1955 August 23, 1966 37 years, 18 days 48 years, 133 days
26 Heebe, Frederick Jacob ReaganFrederick Jacob Reagan Heebe E.D. La. L.B.J. March 26, 1966 August 26, 1992 Incumbent 26 years, 153 days 48 years, 212 days
27 Morsell, James SewallJames Sewall Morsell D.C. Cir. Madison January 11, 1815 March 3, 1863 n/a 48 years, 51 days 48 years, 51 days
28 Campbell, William JosephWilliam Joseph Campbell N.D. Ill. F.D.R. October 10, 1940 March 19, 1970 October 19, 1988 29 years, 160 days 48 years, 9 days
29 Fullam, John P.John P. Fullam E.D. Pa. L.B.J. August 11, 1966 April 1, 1990 Incumbent 23 years, 233 days 48 years, 74 days
30 Harvey II, AlexanderAlexander Harvey II D. Md. L.B.J. September 22, 1966 March 8, 1991 Incumbent 24 years, 167 days 48 years, 32 days
31 Reeves, Albert L.Albert L. Reeves W.D. Mo. Harding June 24, 1923 February 2, 1954 March 24, 1971 30 years, 223 days 47 years, 273 days
32 Real, ManuelManuel Real C.D. Cal. L.B.J. November 3, 1966 Incumbent n/a 47 years, 355 days 47 years, 355 days
33 Boyd, Marion SpeedMarion Speed Boyd W.D. Tenn. F.D.R. September 27, 1940 August 1, 1966 January 9, 1988 25 years, 308 days 47 years, 104 days
34 Weinstein, Jack B.Jack B. Weinstein E.D.N.Y. L.B.J. April 25, 1967 March 1, 1993 Incumbent 25 years, 310 days 47 years, 182 days
35 von der Heydt, JamesJames von der Heydt D. Alaska L.B.J. November 3, 1966 July 15, 1984 December 1, 2013 17 years, 255 days 47 years, 28 days
36 Keith, DamonDamon Keith E.D. Mich.
6th Cir.
L.B.J.
Carter
October 12, 1967
October 21, 1977
November 22, 1977
May 1, 1995

Incumbent
27 years, 201 days 47 years, 12 days
37 Bourquin, George M.George M. Bourquin D. Mont. Taft March 8, 1912 March 9, 1934 November 15, 1958 22 years, 1 day 46 years, 252 days
38 Nordbye, GunnarGunnar Nordbye D. Minn. Hoover March 18, 1931[11] March 6, 1967 November 5, 1977 35 years, 353 days 46 years, 232 days
39 Pregerson, HarryHarry Pregerson C.D. Cal.
9th Cir.
L.B.J.
Carter
December 7, 1967
November 2, 1979
November 6, 1979
Incumbent
n/a 46 years, 321 days 46 years, 321 days
40 Curtin, John ThomasJohn Thomas Curtin W.D.N.Y L.B.J. December 14, 1967 July 1, 1989 Incumbent 21 years, 199 days 46 years, 314 days
41 Harper, Roy WinfieldRoy Winfield Harper[12] W.D. Mo.
E.D. Mo.
Truman August 7, 1947 January 5, 1971 February 13, 1994 23 years, 151 days 46 years, 190 days
42 Kraft, Jr., Charles WilliamCharles William Kraft, Jr. E.D. Pa. Eisenhower August 12, 1955[13] November 11, 1970 January 18, 2002 15 years, 91 days 46 years, 159 days
43 Forman, PhillipPhillip Forman D.N.J.
3rd Cir.
Hoover
Eisenhower
June 25, 1932
September 10, 1959
September 20, 1959
March 31, 1961

August 17, 1978
28 years, 279 days 46 years, 53 days
44 Bright, Myron H.Myron H. Bright 8th Cir. L.B.J. June 7, 1968 June 1, 1985 Incumbent 16 years, 359 days 46 years, 139 days
45 Chandler Jr., Stephen SandersStephen Sanders Chandler Jr. W.D. Okla. F.D.R. May 13, 1943 October 20, 1975 April 27, 1989 32 years, 160 days 45 years, 349 days
46 Aldisert, Ruggero J.Ruggero J. Aldisert 3rd Cir. L.B.J. July 29, 1968 December 31, 1986 Incumbent 18 years, 155 days 46 years, 87 days
47 Wright, Caleb MerrillCaleb Merrill Wright D. Del. Eisenhower July 27, 1955 October 8, 1973 May 12, 2001 18 years, 73 days 45 years, 289 days
48 Holloway, Jr., William JudsonWilliam Judson Holloway, Jr. 10th Cir. L.B.J. September 16, 1968 May 31, 1992 April 25, 2014 23 years, 258 days 45 years, 221 days
49 Russell, Jr., Dan MonroeDan Monroe Russell, Jr. S.D. Miss. L.B.J. October 2, 1965 October 25, 1983 April 16, 2011 18 years, 23 days 45 years, 196 days
50 Pittman, Thomas VirgilThomas Virgil Pittman M.D. Ala.
S.D. Ala.
L.B.J. June 29, 1966
June 29, 1966
June 2, 1970
July 15, 1981

January 6, 2012
15 years, 16 days 45 years, 191 days
51 Cox, Elijah AllenElijah Allen Cox N.D. Miss. Coolidge March 2, 1929 March 22, 1957 August 28, 1974 28 years, 20 days 45 years, 179 days
52 Murray, William DanielWilliam Daniel Murray D. Mont. Truman May 9, 1949 December 31, 1965 October 3, 1994 16 years, 236 days 45 years, 147 days
53 Maxwell, Robert EarlRobert Earl Maxwell N.D. W.Va. L.B.J. August 11, 1965 July 19, 1995 November 20, 2010 29 years, 342 days 45 years, 101 days
54 Willson, Joseph PutnamJoseph Putnam Willson W.D. Pa. Eisenhower July 14, 1953 October 18, 1968 August 3, 1998 15 years, 96 days 45 years, 20 days
55 Steckler, William ElwoodWilliam Elwood Steckler S.D. Ind. Truman April 7, 1950 December 31, 1986 March 8, 1995 36 years, 268 days 44 years, 335 days
56 Wyzanski, Jr., Charles EdwardCharles Edward Wyzanski, Jr. D. Mass. F.D.R. December 19, 1941 September 1, 1971 September 3, 1986 29 years, 256 days 44 years, 258 days
57 Bailey, Thomas JenningsThomas Jennings Bailey D.D.C. Wilson May 22, 1918 November 1, 1950 January 9, 1963 32 years, 163 days 44 years, 232 days
58 Goodwin, AlfredAlfred Goodwin D. Or.
9th Cir.
Nixon December 11, 1969
November 30, 1971
December 17, 1971
January 31, 1991

Incumbent
21 years, 51 days 44 years, 317 days
59 Garth, Leonard I.Leonard I. Garth D.N.J.
3rd Cir.
Nixon December 18, 1969
August 6, 1973
August 29, 1973
June 30, 1986

Incumbent
16 years, 194 days 44 years, 310 days
60 Daugherty, Frederick AlvinFrederick Alvin Daugherty E.D. Okla.
N.D. Okla.
W.D. Okla.
Kennedy October 5, 1961[14] January 12, 1982 April 7, 2006 20 years, 99 days 44 years, 184 days
61 McGuire, Matthew FrancisMatthew Francis McGuire D.D.C. F.D.R. August 1, 1941 October 7, 1966 January 24, 1986 25 years, 67 days 44 years, 176 days
62 Dillin, Samuel HughSamuel Hugh Dillin S.D. Ind. Kennedy September 22, 1961 March 31, 1993 March 13, 2006 31 years, 190 days 44 years, 172 days
63 Swygert, Luther MerrittLuther Merritt Swygert N.D. Ind.
7th Cir.
F.D.R.
Kennedy
October 16, 1943
September 29, 1961
October 10, 1961
July 1, 1981

March 16, 1988
37 years, 258 days 44 years, 152 days
64 Murphy, Thomas FrancisThomas Francis Murphy S.D.N.Y. Truman July 2, 1951 December 3, 1970 October 26, 1995 19 years, 154 days 44 years, 116 days
65 Ware, AshurAshur Ware D. Me. Monroe February 15, 1822 May 31, 1866 n/a 44 years, 105 days 44 years, 105 days
66 Coffin, Frank M.Frank M. Coffin 1st Cir. L.B.J. October 2, 1965 February 1, 1989 December 7, 2009 23 years, 122 days 44 years, 66 days
67 Urbom, Warren KeithWarren Keith Urbom D. Neb. Nixon April 24, 1970 December 31, 1990 Incumbent 20 years, 251 days 44 years, 183 days
68 Bowen, John ClydeJohn Clyde Bowen W.D. Wash. F.D.R. March 20, 1934 June 5, 1961 April 27, 1978 27 years, 77 days 44 years, 38 days
69 Burke, Harold P.Harold P. Burke W.D.N.Y. F.D.R. June 18, 1937 June 15, 1981 July 17, 1981 43 years, 362 days 44 years, 29 days
70 Weis, Jr., Joseph F.Joseph F. Weis, Jr. W.D. Pa.
3rd Cir.
Nixon April 24, 1970
March 15, 1973
March 27, 1973
April 1, 1988

March 17, 2014
17 years, 343 days 43 years, 330 days
71 Lumbard, J. EdwardJ. Edward Lumbard 2d Cir. Eisenhower July 12, 1955 July 20, 1971 June 3, 1999 16 years, 8 days 43 years, 326 days
72 Eisele, Garnett ThomasGarnett Thomas Eisele E.D. Ark. Nixon August 6, 1970 August 1, 1991 Incumbent 20 years, 360 days 44 years, 79 days
73 Johnson, Frank MinisFrank Minis Johnson M.D. Ala.
5th Cir.
11th Cir.
Eisenhower
Carter
n/a[15]
October 22, 1955[16]
June 21, 1979
October 1, 1981
July 12, 1979
October 1, 1981
October 30, 1991


July 23, 1999
36 years, 8 days 43 years, 274 days
74 Kirkpatrick, William HuntingtonWilliam Huntington Kirkpatrick E.D. Pa. Coolidge March 3, 1927 May 1, 1958 November 28, 1970 31 years, 59 days 43 years, 270 days
75 Stevens, John PaulJohn Paul Stevens 7th Cir.
SCOTUS
Nixon
Ford
October 14, 1970
December 17, 1975
December 18, 1975
June 30, 2010

Incumbent
39 years, 259 days 44 years, 10 days
Stapleton, Walter KingWalter King Stapleton D. Del.
3rd Cir.
Nixon
Reagan
October 14, 1970
April 4, 1985
May 8, 1985
June 2, 1999

Incumbent
28 years, 231 days 44 years, 10 days
77 Bue Jr., Carl OlafCarl Olaf Bue Jr. S.D. Tex. Nixon October 15, 1970 September 2, 1987 Incumbent 16 years, 322 days 44 years, 9 days
Ditter, Jr., John WilliamJohn William Ditter, Jr. E.D. Pa. Nixon October 15, 1970 October 19, 1986 Incumbent 16 years, 4 days 44 years, 9 days
VanArtsdalen, Donald WestDonald West VanArtsdalen E.D. Pa. Nixon October 15, 1970 October 21, 1985 Incumbent 15 years, 6 days 44 years, 9 days
80 Tjoflat, Gerald BardGerald Bard Tjoflat M.D.Fl.
5th Cir.
11th Cir.
Nixon
Ford
n/a[15]
October 16, 1970
November 21, 1975
October 1, 1981
December 12, 1975
October 1, 1981
Incumbent
n/a 44 years, 8 days 44 years, 8 days
O'Kelley, William ClarkWilliam Clark O'Kelley N.D. Ga. Nixon October 16, 1970 October 1, 1996 Incumbent 25 years, 351 days 44 years, 8 days
Wallace, John CliffordJohn Clifford Wallace S.D. Cal.
9th Cir.
Nixon October 16, 1970
June 28, 1972
July 14, 1972
April 8, 1996

Incumbent
25 years, 175 days 44 years, 8 days
Thompson, Jr., GordonGordon Thompson, Jr. S.D. Cal. Nixon October 16, 1970 December 28, 1994 Incumbent 24 years, 73 days 44 years, 8 days
Fay, Peter T.Peter T. Fay S.D. Fl.
5th Cir.
11th Cir.
Nixon
Ford
n/a[15]
October 16, 1970
September 21, 1976
October 1, 1981
October 8, 1976
October 1, 1981
January 19, 1994


Incumbent
23 years, 95 days 44 years, 8 days
Conti, SamuelSamuel Conti N.D. Cal. Nixon October 16, 1970 November 1, 1987 Incumbent 17 years, 16 days 44 years, 8 days
86 King, James LawrenceJames Lawrence King S.D. Fl. Nixon October 19, 1970 December 20, 1992 Incumbent 22 years, 62 days 44 years, 5 days
87 Jackson, Jr., John JayJohn Jay Jackson, Jr. W.D. Va.
D. W.Va.
N.D. W.Va.
Lincoln
n/a[17]
n/a[18]
August 3, 1861
June 11, 1864
July 1, 1901
June 10, 1864
July 1, 1901
March 15, 1905
n/a 43 years, 224 days 43 years, 224 days
88 Kennedy, Cornelia GroefsemaCornelia Groefsema Kennedy E.D. Mich.
6th Cir.
Nixon
Carter
October 7, 1970
September 26, 1979
October 3, 1979
March 1, 1999

May 12, 2014
28 years, 145 days 43 years, 217 days
89 Butzner, Jr., John D.John D. Butzner, Jr. E.D. Va.
4th Cir.
Kennedy
L.B.J.
June 20, 1962
July 31, 1967
August 1, 1967
November 1, 1982

January 20, 2006
20 years, 134 days 43 years, 214 days
90 Mishler, JacobJacob Mishler E.D.N.Y. Eisenhower July 6, 1960 April 30, 1980 January 26, 2004 19 years, 299 days 43 years, 204 days
91 Hayes, Johnson JayJohnson Jay Hayes M.D.N.C. Coolidge April 6, 1927[19] June 18, 1957 October 22, 1970 30 years, 73 days 43 years, 199 days
92 Eschbach, Jesse E.Jesse E. Eschbach N.D. Ind.
7th Cir.
Kennedy
Reagan
April 13, 1962
December 1, 1981
December 11, 1981
November 4, 1985

October 25, 2005
23 years, 205 days 43 years, 195 days
93 Wellford, Harry W.Harry W. Wellford W.D. Tenn.
6th Cir.
Nixon
Reagan
December 12, 1970
August 20, 1982
September 10, 1982
January 15, 1991

Incumbent
20 years, 34 days 43 years, 316 days
94 Garza, Reynaldo GuerraReynaldo Guerra Garza S.D. Tex.
5th Cir.
Kennedy
Carter
April 14, 1961
July 13, 1979
August 1, 1979
July 7, 1982

September 14, 2004
21 years, 84 days 43 years, 153 days
Godbold, John CooperJohn Cooper Godbold 5th Cir.
11th Cir.
L.B.J.
n/a[15]
July 22, 1966
October 1, 1981
October 1, 1981
October 23, 1987

December 22, 2009
21 years, 93 days 43 years, 153 days
96 Bazelon, David L.David L. Bazelon D.C. Cir. Truman October 21, 1949[20] June 30, 1979 February 19, 1993 29 years, 252 days 43 years, 121 days
97 Cowen, Arnold WilsonArnold Wilson Cowen C.ofC.
Fed. Cir.
L.B.J.
n/a[21]
July 8, 1964
n/a
March 1, 1977
October 1, 1982
September 30, 1982
October 28, 2007
18 years, 85 days 43 years, 112 days
98 McGovern, Walter ThomasWalter Thomas McGovern W.D. Wash. Nixon April 23, 1971 September 30, 1987 Incumbent 16 years, 160 days 43 years, 184 days
99 Holmes, Edwin R.Edwin R. Holmes N.D. Miss.
S.D. Miss.
5th Cir.
Wilson
Wilson
F.D.R.
October 24, 1918
October 24, 1918
March 20, 1936
March 1, 1929
April 6, 1936
November 30, 1954


December 10, 1961
36 years, 37 days 43 years, 47 days
100 Chapman, Robert F.Robert F. Chapman D.S.C.
4th Cir.
Nixon
Reagan
May 27, 1971
September 19, 1981
October 2, 1981
May 31, 1991

Incumbent
20 years, 4 days 43 years, 150 days
101 Blatt, Jr., SolomonSolomon Blatt, Jr. D.S.C. Nixon May 28, 1971 May 7, 1990 Incumbent 18 years, 344 days 43 years, 149 days
102 Ross, Donald RoeDonald Roe Ross 8th Cir. Nixon December 12, 1970 June 13, 1987 December 18, 2013 16 years, 183 days 43 years, 6 days
103 Muecke, Charles AndrewCharles Andrew Muecke D. Ariz. L.B.J. October 1, 1964 November 30, 1984 September 21, 2007 20 years, 60 days 42 years, 355 days
104 Rich, Giles SutherlandGiles Sutherland Rich C.C.P.A.
Fed. Cir.
Eisenhower
n/a[21]
July 19, 1956
October 1, 1982
September 30, 1982
June 15, 1999
n/a 42 years, 331 days 42 years, 331 days
105 Bryan Jr., Albert VickersAlbert Vickers Bryan Jr. E.D. Va. Nixon July 29, 1971 December 1, 1991 Incumbent 20 years, 125 days 43 years, 87 days
Young, Joseph H.Joseph H. Young D. Md. Nixon July 29, 1971 August 1, 1987 Incumbent 16 years, 3 days 43 years, 87 days
107 Marsh, Jr., Rabe FergusonRabe Ferguson Marsh, Jr. W.D. Pa. Truman June 8, 1950 January 31, 1977 April 19, 1993 26 years, 237 days 42 years, 315 days
108 Gordon, Myron L.Myron L. Gordon E.D. Wis. L.B.J. March 4, 1967 February 12, 1983 November 3, 2009 15 years, 345 days 42 years, 244 days
109 Bauer, William JosephWilliam Joseph Bauer N.D. Ill.
7th Cir.
Nixon
Ford
November 10, 1971
December 20, 1974
January 3, 1975
October 31, 1994

Incumbent
22 years, 355 days 42 years, 348 days
110 Campbell, Levin H.Levin H. Campbell D. Mass.
1st Cir.
Nixon November 30, 1971
June 30, 1972
August 31, 1972
January 3, 1992

Incumbent
20 years, 34 days 42 years, 328 days
111 Stanley, Jr., Arthur JehuArthur Jehu Stanley, Jr. D. Kan. Eisenhower July 7, 1958 April 1, 1971 January 27, 2001 12 years, 268 days 42 years, 204 days
112 Hodges, William TerrellWilliam Terrell Hodges M.D. Fl. Nixon December 15, 1971 May 2, 1999 Incumbent 27 years, 138 days 42 years, 313 days
Newman, Jon O.Jon O. Newman D. Conn.
2nd Cir.
Nixon
Carter
December 15, 1971
June 21, 1979
June 25, 1979
July 1, 1997

Incumbent
25 years, 198 days 42 years, 313 days
114 McWilliams, Jr., Robert HughRobert Hugh McWilliams, Jr. 10th Cir. Nixon October 14, 1970 August 31, 1984 April 10, 2013 13 years, 322 days 42 years, 178 days
115 Ford, MorganMorgan Ford C.C.
Int. Tr.
Truman
n/a[22]
July 15, 1949
November 1, 1980
November 1, 1980
December 31, 1985

January 2, 1992
36 years, 169 days 42 years, 171 days
116 Jones, PaulPaul Jones N.D. Ohio Harding March 2, 1923 August 4, 1965 n/a 42 years, 155 days 42 years, 155 days
117 Booth, Fenton WhitlockFenton Whitlock Booth C.ofC. T. Roosevelt[23] March 17, 1905 June 15, 1939 July 26, 1947 34 years, 90 days 42 years, 131 days
118 Hoffman, Walter EdwardWalter Edward Hoffman E.D. Va. Eisenhower July 15, 1954 September 3, 1974 November 21, 1996 20 years, 50 days 42 years, 129 days
119 Dawkins, Sr., Benjamin C.Benjamin C. Dawkins, Sr. W.D. La. Coolidge May 5, 1924 May 17, 1953 August 22, 1966 29 years, 12 days 42 years, 109 days
120 Engel, Jr., Albert J.Albert J. Engel, Jr. W.D. Mich.
6th Cir.
Nixon December 18, 1970
December 19, 1973
January 4, 1974
October 1, 1989

April 5, 2013
18 years, 287 days 42 years, 108 days
121 Kaufman, IrvingIrving Kaufman S.D.N.Y.
2nd Cir.
Truman
Kennedy
October 21, 1949[24]
September 22, 1961
September 22, 1961
July 1, 1987

February 1, 1992
37 years, 253 days 42 years, 103 days
122 Christensen, Albert ShermanAlbert Sherman Christensen D. Utah Eisenhower May 28, 1954 August 17, 1971 August 13, 1996 17 years, 81 days 42 years, 77 days
123 Reed, Stanley FormanStanley Forman Reed SCOTUS F.D.R. January 27, 1938 February 25, 1957 April 2, 1980 19 years, 29 days 42 years, 66 days
124 Biggs, Jr., JohnJohn Biggs, Jr. 3rd Cir. F.D.R. February 16, 1937 October 30, 1965 April 15, 1979 28 years, 256 days 42 years, 58 days
125 Joiner, Charles WycliffeCharles Wycliffe Joiner E.D. Mich. Nixon June 9, 1972 August 15, 1984 Incumbent 12 years, 67 days 42 years, 137 days
126 Griesa, Thomas P.Thomas P. Griesa S.D.N.Y. Nixon June 30, 1972 March 13, 2000 Incumbent 27 years, 257 days 42 years, 116 days
Enright, William BennerWilliam Benner Enright S.D. Cal. Nixon June 30, 1972 July 12, 1990 Incumbent 18 years, 12 days 42 years, 116 days
128 Northrop, Edward SkottoweEdward Skottowe Northrop D. Md. Kennedy September 5, 1961 June 12, 1981 August 12, 2003 19 years, 280 days 41 years, 341 days
129 Ross, Erskine MayoErskine Mayo Ross S.D. Cal.
9th Cir.
9th Cir.
Cleveland January 13, 1887
February 22, 1895
February 22, 1895
March 5, 1895
December 31, 1911
May 31, 1925


December 10, 1928
38 years, 138 days 41 years, 332 days
130 Tuttle, ElbertElbert Tuttle 5th Cir.
11th Cir.
Eisenhower
n/a[15]
August 4, 1954
n/a
June 1, 1968
October 1, 1981
October 1, 1981
June 23, 1996
13 years, 303 days 41 years, 325 days
131 Wisdom, John MinorJohn Minor Wisdom 5th Cir. Eisenhower June 27, 1957 January 15, 1977 May 15, 1999 19 years, 202 days 41 years, 322 days
Bohanon, Luther L.Luther L. Bohanon E.D. Okla.
N.D. Okla.
W.D. Okla.
Kennedy August 30, 1961 August 2, 1974 July 18, 2003 12 years, 337 days 41 years, 322 days
133 Lively, PiercePierce Lively 6th Cir. Nixon October 5, 1972 January 1, 1989 Incumbent 16 years, 88 days 42 years, 19 days
134 Tauro, Joseph L.Joseph L. Tauro D. Mass. Nixon October 17, 1972 September 26, 2013 Incumbent 40 years, 344 days 42 years, 7 days
Turk, James ClintonJames Clinton Turk W.D. Va. Nixon October 17, 1972 November 1, 2002 Incumbent 30 years, 15 days 42 years, 7 days
Duffy, KevinKevin Duffy S.D.N.Y. Nixon October 17, 1972 January 10, 1998 Incumbent 25 years, 85 days 42 years, 7 days
137 Ferguson, Warren J.Warren J. Ferguson C.D. Cal.
9th Cir.
L.B.J.
Carter
November 3, 1966
November 27, 1979
December 20, 1979
July 31, 1986

June 25, 2008
19 years, 270 days 41 years, 235 days
138 Foley, James ThomasJames Thomas Foley N.D.N.Y. Truman February 2, 1949 June 30, 1980 August 17, 1990 31 years, 149 days 41 years, 196 days
139 Lasker, Morris E.Morris E. Lasker S.D.N.Y. L.B.J. June 24, 1968 October 3, 1983 December 25, 2009 15 years, 101 days 41 years, 184 days
140 Kelleher, Robert J.Robert J. Kelleher C.D. Cal. Nixon December 21, 1970 March 5, 1983 June 20, 2012 12 years, 74 days 41 years, 182 days
141 Feikens, JohnJohn Feikens E.D. Mich.
E.D. Mich.
Eisenhower
Nixon
October 13, 1960
December 1, 1970
September 27, 1961[25]
March 1, 1986

May 15, 2011
16 years, 74 days 41 years, 149 days
142 Justice, William WayneWilliam Wayne Justice E.D. Tex. L.B.J. June 7, 1968 June 30, 1998 October 13, 2009 30 years, 23 days 41 years, 128 days
143 Amidon, Charles FremontCharles Fremont Amidon D.N.D. Cleveland August 31, 1896 June 2, 1928 December 26, 1937 31 years, 276 days 41 years, 117 days
144 Eaton, Joe OscarJoe Oscar Eaton S.D. Fl. L.B.J. June 12, 1967 April 2, 1985 September 28, 2008 17 years, 294 days 41 years, 108 days
145 Putnam, Richard JohnsonRichard Johnson Putnam W.D. La. Kennedy September 18, 1961 December 19, 1975 December 16, 2002 14 years, 92 days 41 years, 89 days
146 Curran, Edward MatthewEdward Matthew Curran D.D.C. Truman October 16, 1946[26] April 2, 1971 January 10, 1988 24 years, 168 days 41 years, 86 days
147 Hannay, Allen BurroughsAllen Burroughs Hannay S.D. Tex. F.D.R. August 12, 1942 August 6, 1975 October 22, 1983 32 years, 359 days 41 years, 71 days
148 Stone, KimbroughKimbrough Stone 8th Cir. Wilson December 21, 1916 May 15, 1947 February 27, 1958 30 years, 145 days 41 years, 68 days
149 Hancock, James HughesJames Hughes Hancock N.D. Ala. Nixon April 17, 1973 May 1, 1996 Incumbent 23 years, 14 days 41 years, 190 days
150 Guin, Jr., Junius FoyJunius Foy Guin, Jr. N.D. Ala. Nixon April 18, 1973 February 3, 1989 Incumbent 15 years, 291 days 41 years, 189 days
151 Weick, Paul CharlesPaul Charles Weick N.D. Ohio
6th Cir.
Eisenhower March 29, 1956
September 10, 1959
October 7, 1959
December 31, 1981

May 22, 1997
25 years, 277 days 41 years, 54 days
152 Paine, ElijahElijah Paine D. Vt. J. Adams February 25, 1801 April 1, 1842 n/a 41 years, 35 days 41 years, 35 days
153 Bondy, WilliamWilliam Bondy S.D.N.Y. Harding March 2, 1923 May 1, 1956 March 30, 1964 33 years, 60 days 41 years, 28 days
154 Simons, Charles CasperCharles Casper Simons E.D. Mich.
6th Cir.
Harding
Hoover
February 6, 1923
January 29, 1932
February 2, 1932
September 15, 1959

February 2, 1964
36 years, 221 days 40 years, 361 days
155 Nott, Charles C.Charles C. Nott C.ofC. Lincoln[27] February 22, 1865 December 31, 1905 n/a 40 years, 312 days 40 years, 312 days
156 Chase, Harrie B.Harrie B. Chase 2nd Cir. Coolidge January 31, 1929 September 1, 1954 November 17, 1969 25 years, 213 days 40 years, 290 days
157 Fisher, Joseph JeffersonJoseph Jefferson Fisher E.D. Tex. Eisenhower September 10, 1959 January 30, 1984 June 19, 2000 24 years, 142 days 40 years, 283 days
158 Brennan, Jr., William J.William J. Brennan, Jr. SCOTUS Eisenhower October 15, 1956[28] July 20, 1990 July 24, 1997 33 years, 278 days 40 years, 282 days
159 Lay, Donald P.Donald P. Lay 8th Cir. L.B.J. July 22, 1966 January 7, 1992 April 29, 2007 25 years, 169 days 40 years, 281 days
Muir, MalcolmMalcolm Muir M.D. Pa. Nixon October 14, 1970 August 31, 1984 July 22, 2011 13 years, 322 days 40 years, 281 days
161 Douglas, William O.William O. Douglas SCOTUS F.D.R. April 15, 1939 November 12, 1975 January 19, 1980 36 years, 211 days 40 years, 279 days
162 Meek, Edward RoscoeEdward Roscoe Meek N.D. Tex. McKinley July 13, 1898 December 31, 1935 April 10, 1939 37 years, 171 days 40 years, 271 days
163 Davies, RonaldRonald Davies D.N.D. Eisenhower July 27, 1955 August 27, 1971 April 18, 1996 16 years, 31 days 40 years, 266 days
164 Barrett, James EmmettJames Emmett Barrett 10th Cir. Nixon April 23, 1971 April 8, 1987 November 7, 2011 15 years, 350 days 40 years, 198 days
165 Grant, Robert A.Robert A. Grant N.D. Ind. Eisenhower August 26, 1957 December 1, 1972 March 2, 1998 15 years, 97 days 40 years, 188 days
166 Owen, RichardRichard Owen S.D.N.Y. Nixon December 19, 1973 September 30, 1989 Incumbent 15 years, 285 days 40 years, 309 days
Harvey, R. JamesR. James Harvey E.D. Mich. Nixon December 19, 1973 March 31, 1984 Incumbent 10 years, 103 days 40 years, 309 days
168 Fairchild, Thomas E.Thomas E. Fairchild 7th Cir. L.B.J. August 11, 1966 August 31, 1981 February 12, 2007 15 years, 20 days 40 years, 185 days
169 Chambers, Richard HarveyRichard Harvey Chambers 9th Cir. Eisenhower April 30, 1954 December 31, 1976 October 21, 1994 22 years, 245 days 40 years, 174 days
170 Hoffman, Jr., OgdenOgden Hoffman, Jr. N.D. Cal.
S.D. Cal.
D. Cal.
N.D. Cal.
Fillmore
n/a[29]
n/a[30]
n/a[31]
February 27, 1851
August 31, 1852
July 23, 1866
August 5, 1886
July 23, 1866
January 18, 1854
August 5, 1886
August 9, 1891
n/a 40 years, 163 days 40 years, 163 days
171 Rao, Paul PeterPaul Peter Rao C.C.
Int. Tr.
Truman
n/a[22]
June 22, 1948[32]
November 1, 1980
November 1, 1980
November 30, 1988
n/a 40 years, 161 days 40 years, 161 days
172 Locke, James WilliamJames William Locke S.D. Fla. Grant February 1, 1872 July 4, 1912 n/a 40 years, 154 days 40 years, 154 days
173 Davis, JohnJohn Davis D. Mass. J. Adams February 20, 1801 July 10, 1841 n/a 40 years, 140 days 40 years, 140 days
174 Skopil, Jr., Otto RichardOtto Richard Skopil, Jr. D. Or.
9th Cir.
Nixon
Carter
June 2, 1972
September 26, 1979
October 20, 1979
June 30, 1986

October 18, 2012
14 years, 28 days 40 years, 138 days
175 Briggle, Charles GuyCharles Guy Briggle S.D. Ill. Hoover January 25, 1932 August 1, 1958 June 6, 1972 26 years, 188 days 40 years, 133 days
176 Betts, Samuel RossiterSamuel Rossiter Betts S.D.N.Y. J. Q. Adams December 21, 1826 April 30, 1867 n/a 40 years, 130 days 40 years, 130 days
177 Turrentine, Howard BoydHoward Boyd Turrentine S.D. Cal. Nixon April 24, 1970 January 22, 1984 August 20, 2010 13 years, 273 days 40 years, 118 days
178 Matsch, Richard PaulRichard Paul Matsch D. Col. Nixon March 8, 1974 July 1, 2003 Incumbent 29 years, 115 days 40 years, 230 days
Platt Jr., Thomas CollierThomas Collier Platt Jr. E.D.N.Y. Nixon March 8, 1974 February 1, 2001 Incumbent 26 years, 330 days 40 years, 230 days
Stagg, TomTom Stagg W.D. La. Nixon March 8, 1974 February 29, 1992 Incumbent 17 years, 358 days 40 years, 230 days
181 Pitman, JohnJohn Pitman D.R.I. Monroe August 4, 1824 November 17, 1864 n/a 40 years, 105 days 40 years, 105 days
182 Morgan, Lewis RenderLewis Render Morgan N.D. Ga.
5th Cir.
11th Cir.
Kennedy
L.B.J.
n/a[15]
August 10, 1961
July 25, 1968
n/a
August 2, 1968
September 1, 1978
October 1, 1981

October 1, 1981
November 15, 2001
20 years, 52 days 40 years, 97 days
183 Bryant, William B.William B. Bryant D.D.C. L.B.J. August 11, 1965 January 31, 1982 November 13, 2005 16 years, 173 days 40 years, 94 days
184 Foreman, James L.James L. Foreman E.D. Ill.
S.D. Ill.
Nixon
n/a[33]
March 7, 1972
March 31, 1979
March 31, 1979
June 1, 1992

June 3, 2012
20 years, 86 days 40 years, 88 days
185 Larson, Earl R.Earl R. Larson D. Minn. Kennedy August 10, 1961 June 30, 1977 October 31, 2001 15 years, 324 days 40 years, 82 days
186 Duffy, F. RyanF. Ryan Duffy E.D. Wis.
7th Cir.
F.D.R.
Truman
June 29, 1939
February 2, 1949
February 2, 1949
June 30, 1966

August 16, 1979
27 years, 1 day 40 years, 48 days
187 Hill, Delmas CarlDelmas Carl Hill D. Kan.
10th Cir.
Truman
Kennedy
October 21, 1949[34]
September 22, 1961
September 28, 1961
April 1, 1977

December 2, 1989
27 years, 162 days 40 years, 42 days
188 Gibson, Floyd RobertFloyd Robert Gibson W.D. Mo.
8th Cir.
Kennedy
L.B.J.
August 30, 1961
June 8, 1965
June 20, 1965
December 31, 1979

October 4, 2001
18 years, 123 days 40 years, 35 days
189 Hand, Augustus NobleAugustus Noble Hand S.D.N.Y.
2nd Cir.
Wilson
Coolidge
September 30, 1914
May 19, 1927[35]
June 1, 1927
June 30, 1953

October 28, 1954
38 years, 273 days 40 years, 28 days
190 Soper, Morris AmesMorris Ames Soper D. Md.
4th Cir.
Harding
Hoover
February 24, 1923
May 6, 1931[36]
May 9, 1931
June 2, 1955

March 11, 1963
32 years, 98 days 40 years, 15 days
191 White, ByronByron White SCOTUS Kennedy April 12, 1962 June 28, 1993 April 15, 2002 31 years, 77 days 40 years, 3 days

United States Supreme Court[edit]

No Justice has served actively on the United States Supreme Court for over 40 years, but four have eclipsed that timespan through senior service. Justice John Paul Stevens served on the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit from November 2, 1970 to December 19, 1975, and thereafter served on the Supreme Court until assuming senior status on June 29, 2010, just four months short of 40 years of active federal judicial service. Justice Stephen Johnson Field served on the Supreme Court for 34 years, following 6 years on the California Supreme Court, for 40 years of mixed state and federal judicial service.

Rank Judge Appointed by Began active
service
Ended active
service
Ended senior
status
Total active
service
Total
service
1 Reed, Stanley FormanStanley Forman Reed F.D.R. January 27, 1938 February 25, 1957 April 2, 1980 19 years, 29 days 42 years, 66 days
2 Brennan, Jr., William J.William J. Brennan, Jr. Eisenhower October 15, 1956[37] July 20, 1990 July 24, 1997 33 years, 278 days 40 years, 282 days
3 Douglas, William O.William O. Douglas F.D.R. April 15, 1939 November 12, 1975 January 19, 1980 36 years, 211 days 40 years, 279 days
4 White, ByronByron White Kennedy April 12, 1962 June 28, 1993 April 15, 2002 31 years, 77 days 40 years, 3 days

United States Courts of Appeals[edit]

While no appeals court judge has served more than 40 years actively, many have eclipsed that timespan through senior service:

Rank Judge Circuit
[1]
Appointed by Began active
service
Ended active
service
Ended senior
status
Total active
service
Total
service
1 Browning, James R.James R. Browning 9th Cir. Kennedy September 18, 1961 September 1, 2000 May 6, 2012 38 years, 349 days 50 years, 231 days
2 Maris, Albert BransonAlbert Branson Maris 3rd Cir. F.D.R. June 24, 1938 December 31, 1958 February 7, 1989 20 years, 190 days 50 years, 228 days
3 Swan, Thomas WalterThomas Walter Swan 2nd Cir. Coolidge December 22, 1926 July 1, 1953 July 13, 1975 26 years, 191 days 48 years, 203 days
4 Feinberg, WilfredWilfred Feinberg 2nd Cir. L.B.J. March 7, 1966 January 31, 1991 Incumbent 24 years, 330 days 48 years, 231 days
5 Bright, Myron H.Myron H. Bright 8th Cir. L.B.J. June 7, 1968 June 1, 1985 Incumbent 16 years, 359 days 46 years, 139 days
6 Aldisert, Ruggero J.Ruggero J. Aldisert 3rd Cir. L.B.J. July 29, 1968 December 31, 1986 Incumbent 18 years, 155 days 46 years, 87 days
7 Holloway, Jr., William JudsonWilliam Judson Holloway, Jr. 10th Cir. L.B.J. September 16, 1968 May 31, 1992 April 25, 2014 23 years, 258 days 45 years, 221 days
8 Phillips, Orie LeonOrie Leon Phillips 10th Cir. Hoover April 29, 1929 January 1, 1956 November 14, 1974 26 years, 247 days 45 years, 199 days
9 Woodrough, Joseph WilliamJoseph William Woodrough 8th Cir. F.D.R. April 12, 1933 January 3, 1961 October 2, 1977 27 years, 266 days 44 years, 173 days
10 Coffin, Frank M.Frank M. Coffin 1st Cir. L.B.J. October 2, 1965 February 1, 1989 December 7, 2009 23 years, 122 days 44 years, 66 days
11 Lumbard, J. EdwardJ. Edward Lumbard 2d Cir. Eisenhower July 12, 1955 July 20, 1971 June 3, 1999 16 years, 8 days 43 years, 326 days
12 Godbold, John CooperJohn Cooper Godbold 5th Cir.
11th Cir.
L.B.J.
n/a[15]
July 22, 1966
October 1, 1981
October 1, 1981
October 23, 1987

December 22, 2009
21 years, 93 days 43 years, 153 days
13 Bazelon, David L.David L. Bazelon D.C. Cir. Truman October 21, 1949[20] June 30, 1979 February 19, 1993 29 years, 252 days 43 years, 121 days
14 Aldrich, BaileyBailey Aldrich 1st Cir. Eisenhower September 10, 1959 August 31, 1972 September 25, 2002 12 years, 356 days 43 years, 15 days
15 Ross, Donald RoeDonald Roe Ross 8th Cir. Nixon December 12, 1970 June 13, 1987 December 18, 2013 16 years, 183 days 43 years, 6 days
16 Goodwin, AlfredAlfred Goodwin 9th Cir. Nixon November 30, 1971 January 31, 1991 Incumbent 19 years, 62 days 42 years, 328 days
17 McWilliams, Jr., Robert HughRobert Hugh McWilliams, Jr. 10th Cir. Nixon October 14, 1970 August 31, 1984 April 10, 2013 13 years, 322 days 42 years, 178 days
18 Biggs, Jr., JohnJohn Biggs, Jr. 3rd Cir. F.D.R. February 16, 1937 October 30, 1965 April 15, 1979 28 years, 256 days 42 years, 58 days
19 Wallace, John CliffordJohn Clifford Wallace 9th Cir. Nixon June 28, 1972 April 8, 1996 Incumbent 23 years, 285 days 42 years, 118 days
20 Campbell, Levin H.Levin H. Campbell 1st Cir. Nixon June 30, 1972 January 3, 1992 Incumbent 19 years, 187 days 42 years, 116 days
21 Hutcheson, Jr., Joseph ChappellJoseph Chappell Hutcheson, Jr. 5th Cir. Hoover January 26, 1931 November 4, 1964 January 18, 1973 33 years, 283 days 41 years, 358 days
22 Tuttle, ElbertElbert Tuttle 5th Cir.
11th Cir.
Eisenhower
n/a[15]
August 4, 1954
n/a
June 1, 1968
October 1, 1981

June 23, 1996
13 years, 303 days 41 years, 325 days
23 Wisdom, John MinorJohn Minor Wisdom 5th Cir. Eisenhower June 27, 1957 January 15, 1977 May 15, 1999 19 years, 202 days 41 years, 322 days
24 Lively, PiercePierce Lively 6th Cir. Nixon October 5, 1972 January 1, 1989 Incumbent 16 years, 88 days 42 years, 19 days
25 Stone, KimbroughKimbrough Stone 8th Cir. Wilson December 21, 1916 May 15, 1947 February 27, 1958 30 years, 145 days 41 years, 68 days
26 Buffington, JosephJoseph Buffington 3rd Cir. T. Roosevelt September 25, 1906[3] June 1, 1938 October 21, 1947 31 years, 249 days 41 years, 26 days
27 Weis, Jr., Joseph F.Joseph F. Weis, Jr. 3rd Cir. Nixon March 15, 1973 April 1, 1988 March 17, 2014 15 years, 17 days 41 years, 5 days
28 Garth, Leonard I.Leonard I. Garth 3rd Cir. Nixon August 6, 1973 June 30, 1986 Incumbent 12 years, 328 days 41 years, 79 days
29 Chase, Harrie B.Harrie B. Chase 2nd Cir. Coolidge January 31, 1929 September 1, 1954 November 17, 1969 25 years, 213 days 40 years, 290 days
30 Lay, Donald P.Donald P. Lay 8th Cir. L.B.J. July 22, 1966 January 7, 1992 April 29, 2007 25 years, 169 days 40 years, 281 days
31 Barrett, James EmmettJames Emmett Barrett 10th Cir. Nixon April 23, 1971 April 8, 1987 November 7, 2011 15 years, 350 days 40 years, 198 days
32 Fairchild, Thomas E.Thomas E. Fairchild 7th Cir. L.B.J. August 11, 1966 August 31, 1981 February 12, 2007 15 years, 20 days 40 years, 185 days
33 Chambers, Richard HarveyRichard Harvey Chambers 9th Cir. Eisenhower April 30, 1954 December 31, 1976 October 21, 1994 22 years, 245 days 40 years, 174 days

United States district courts[edit]

Judges who have sat on a United States District Court for more than forty years.

Rank Judge Court
[1]
Appointed by Began active
service
Ended active
service
Ended senior
status
Total active
service
Total
service
1 Potter, HenryHenry Potter D.N.C. Jefferson April 7, 1802 December 20, 1857 n/a 55 years, 257 days 55 years, 257 days
2 Lynne, Seybourn HarrisSeybourn Harris Lynne N.D. Ala. Truman January 3, 1946 January 9, 1973 September 10, 2000 27 years, 6 days 54 years, 251 days
3 Young, George C.George C. Young S.D. Fl.
N.D. Fl.
M.D. Fl.
Kennedy September 18, 1961
September 5, 1961
October 29, 1962
September 17, 1966
September 17, 1966
October 19, 1981


Incumbent
20 years, 31 days 53 years, 36 days
4 McManus, Edward JosephEdward Joseph McManus N.D. Iowa Kennedy July 16, 1962 February 9, 1985 Incumbent 22 years, 208 days 52 years, 100 days
5 Nealon, Jr., William JosephWilliam Joseph Nealon, Jr. M.D. Pa. Kennedy December 13, 1962[6] January 1, 1989 Incumbent 26 years, 19 days 51 years, 315 days
6 Bootle, William AugustusWilliam Augustus Bootle M.D. Ga. Eisenhower May 20, 1954 March 11, 1972 January 25, 2005 17 years, 296 days 50 years, 250 days
7 Crocker, Myron DonovanMyron Donovan Crocker S.D. Cal.
E.D. Cal.
Eisenhower
n/a[7]
September 21, 1959
September 18, 1966
September 18, 1966
January 1, 1981

February 2, 2010
21 years, 102 days 50 years, 134 days
8 Metzner, Charles MillerCharles Miller Metzner S.D.N.Y. Eisenhower September 10, 1959 September 30, 1977 November 30, 2009 18 years, 20 days 50 years, 81 days
9 Brown, Wesley E.Wesley E. Brown D. Kan. Kennedy April 4, 1962 September 1, 1979 January 23, 2012 17 years, 150 days 49 years, 294 days
10 Thomas, Daniel HolcombeDaniel Holcombe Thomas S.D. Ala. Truman March 9, 1951 August 25, 1971 April 13, 2000 20 years, 169 days 49 years, 35 days
11 Edelstein, David NortonDavid Norton Edelstein S.D.N.Y. Truman November 1, 1951[8] November 1, 1994 August 19, 2000 43 years, 0 days 48 years, 292 days
12 Hall, WillardWillard Hall D. Del. Monroe May 6, 1823[9] December 6, 1871 n/a 48 years, 214 days 48 years, 214 days
13 Hunter, Edwin F.Edwin F. Hunter W.D. La. Eisenhower October 3, 1953[10] February 19, 1976 February 22, 2002 22 years, 139 days 48 years, 142 days
14 Knox, John C.John C. Knox S.D.N.Y. Wilson April 12, 1918 April 30, 1955 August 23, 1966 37 years, 18 days 48 years, 133 days
15 Heebe, Frederick Jacob ReaganFrederick Jacob Reagan Heebe E.D. La. L.B.J. March 26, 1966 August 26, 1992 Incumbent 26 years, 153 days 48 years, 212 days
16 Campbell, William JosephWilliam Joseph Campbell N.D. Ill. F.D.R. October 10, 1940 March 19, 1970 October 19, 1988 29 years, 160 days 48 years, 9 days
17 Fullam, John P.John P. Fullam E.D. Pa. L.B.J. August 11, 1966 April 1, 1990 Incumbent 23 years, 233 days 48 years, 74 days
18 Harvey II, AlexanderAlexander Harvey II D. Md. L.B.J. September 22, 1966 March 8, 1991 Incumbent 24 years, 167 days 48 years, 32 days
19 Reeves, Albert L.Albert L. Reeves W.D. Mo. Harding June 24, 1923 February 2, 1954 March 24, 1971 30 years, 223 days 47 years, 273 days
20 Real, ManuelManuel Real C.D. Cal. L.B.J. November 3, 1966 Incumbent n/a 47 years, 355 days 47 years, 355 days
21 Boyd, Marion SpeedMarion Speed Boyd W.D. Tenn. F.D.R. September 27, 1940 August 1, 1966 January 9, 1988 25 years, 308 days 47 years, 104 days
22 Weinstein, Jack B.Jack B. Weinstein E.D.N.Y. L.B.J. April 25, 1967 March 1, 1993 Incumbent 25 years, 310 days 47 years, 182 days
23 von der Heydt, JamesJames von der Heydt D. Alaska L.B.J. November 3, 1966 July 15, 1984 December 1, 2013 17 years, 255 days 47 years, 28 days
24 Bourquin, George M.George M. Bourquin D. Mont. Taft March 8, 1912 March 9, 1934 November 15, 1958 22 years, 1 day 46 years, 252 days
25 Nordbye, GunnarGunnar Nordbye D. Minn. Hoover March 18, 1931[11] March 6, 1967 November 5, 1977 35 years, 353 days 46 years, 232 days
26 Curtin, John ThomasJohn Thomas Curtin W.D.N.Y L.B.J. December 14, 1967 July 1, 1989 Incumbent 21 years, 199 days 46 years, 314 days
27 Harper, Roy WinfieldRoy Winfield Harper[12] W.D. Mo.
E.D. Mo.
Truman August 7, 1947 January 5, 1971 February 13, 1994 23 years, 151 days 46 years, 190 days
28 Kraft, Jr., Charles WilliamCharles William Kraft, Jr. E.D. Pa. Eisenhower August 12, 1955[38] November 11, 1970 January 18, 2002 15 years, 91 days 46 years, 159 days
29 Chandler Jr., Stephen SandersStephen Sanders Chandler Jr. W.D. Okla. F.D.R. May 13, 1943 October 20, 1975 April 27, 1989 32 years, 160 days 45 years, 349 days
30 Wright, Caleb MerrillCaleb Merrill Wright D. Del. Eisenhower July 27, 1955 October 8, 1973 May 12, 2001 18 years, 73 days 45 years, 289 days
31 Russell, Jr., Dan MonroeDan Monroe Russell, Jr. S.D. Miss. L.B.J. October 2, 1965 October 25, 1983 April 16, 2011 18 years, 23 days 45 years, 196 days
32 Pittman, Thomas VirgilThomas Virgil Pittman M.D. Ala.
S.D. Ala.
L.B.J. June 29, 1966
June 29, 1966
June 2, 1970
July 15, 1981

January 6, 2012
15 years, 16 days 45 years, 191 days
33 Cox, Elijah AllenElijah Allen Cox N.D. Miss. Coolidge March 2, 1929 March 22, 1957 August 28, 1974 28 years, 20 days 45 years, 179 days
34 Murray, William DanielWilliam Daniel Murray D. Mont. Truman May 9, 1949 December 31, 1965 October 3, 1994 16 years, 236 days 45 years, 147 days
35 Maxwell, Robert EarlRobert Earl Maxwell N.D. W.Va. L.B.J. August 11, 1965 July 19, 1995 November 20, 2010 29 years, 342 days 45 years, 101 days
36 Willson, Joseph PutnamJoseph Putnam Willson W.D. Pa. Eisenhower July 14, 1953 October 18, 1968 August 3, 1998 15 years, 96 days 45 years, 20 days
37 Steckler, William ElwoodWilliam Elwood Steckler S.D. Ind. Truman April 7, 1950 December 31, 1986 March 8, 1995 36 years, 268 days 44 years, 335 days
38 Wyzanski, Jr., Charles EdwardCharles Edward Wyzanski, Jr. D. Mass. F.D.R. December 19, 1941 September 1, 1971 September 3, 1986 29 years, 256 days 44 years, 258 days
39 Bailey, Thomas JenningsThomas Jennings Bailey D.D.C. Wilson May 22, 1918 November 1, 1950 January 9, 1963 32 years, 163 days 44 years, 232 days
40 Daugherty, Frederick AlvinFrederick Alvin Daugherty E.D. Okla.
N.D. Okla.
W.D. Okla.
Kennedy October 5, 1961[14] January 12, 1982 April 7, 2006 20 years, 99 days 44 years, 184 days
41 McGuire, Matthew FrancisMatthew Francis McGuire D.D.C. F.D.R. August 1, 1941 October 7, 1966 January 24, 1986 25 years, 67 days 44 years, 176 days
42 Dillin, Samuel HughSamuel Hugh Dillin S.D. Ind. Kennedy September 22, 1961 March 31, 1993 March 13, 2006 31 years, 190 days 44 years, 172 days
43 Murphy, Thomas FrancisThomas Francis Murphy S.D.N.Y. Truman July 2, 1951 December 3, 1970 October 26, 1995 19 years, 154 days 44 years, 116 days
44 Ware, AshurAshur Ware D. Me. Monroe February 15, 1822 May 31, 1866 n/a 44 years, 105 days 44 years, 105 days
45 Urbom, Warren KeithWarren Keith Urbom D. Neb. Nixon April 24, 1970 December 31, 1990 Incumbent 20 years, 251 days 44 years, 183 days
46 Bowen, John ClydeJohn Clyde Bowen W.D. Wash. F.D.R. March 20, 1934 June 5, 1961 April 27, 1978 27 years, 77 days 44 years, 38 days
47 Burke, Harold P.Harold P. Burke W.D.N.Y. F.D.R. June 18, 1937 June 15, 1981 July 17, 1981 43 years, 362 days 44 years, 29 days
48 Eisele, Garnett ThomasGarnett Thomas Eisele E.D. Ark. Nixon August 6, 1970 August 1, 1991 Incumbent 20 years, 360 days 44 years, 79 days
49 Kirkpatrick, William HuntingtonWilliam Huntington Kirkpatrick E.D. Pa. Coolidge March 3, 1927 May 1, 1958 November 28, 1970 31 years, 59 days 43 years, 270 days
50 Bue Jr., Carl OlafCarl Olaf Bue Jr. S.D. Tex. Nixon October 15, 1970 September 2, 1987 Incumbent 16 years, 322 days 44 years, 9 days
Ditter, Jr., John WilliamJohn William Ditter, Jr. E.D. Pa. Nixon October 15, 1970 October 19, 1986 Incumbent 16 years, 4 days 44 years, 9 days
VanArtsdalen, Donald WestDonald West VanArtsdalen E.D. Pa. Nixon October 15, 1970 October 21, 1985 Incumbent 15 years, 6 days 44 years, 9 days
53 O'Kelley, William ClarkWilliam Clark O'Kelley N.D. Ga. Nixon October 16, 1970 October 1, 1996 Incumbent 25 years, 351 days 44 years, 8 days
Thompson, Jr., GordonGordon Thompson, Jr. S.D. Cal. Nixon October 16, 1970 December 28, 1994 Incumbent 24 years, 73 days 44 years, 8 days
Conti, SamuelSamuel Conti N.D. Cal. Nixon October 16, 1970 November 1, 1987 Incumbent 17 years, 16 days 44 years, 8 days
56 King, James LawrenceJames Lawrence King S.D. Fl. Nixon October 19, 1970 December 20, 1992 Incumbent 22 years, 62 days 44 years, 5 days
57 Jackson, Jr., John JayJohn Jay Jackson, Jr. W.D. Va.
D. W.Va.
N.D. W.Va.
Lincoln
n/a[17]
n/a[18]
August 3, 1861
June 11, 1864
July 1, 1901
June 10, 1864
July 1, 1901
March 15, 1905
n/a 43 years, 224 days 43 years, 224 days
58 Mishler, JacobJacob Mishler E.D.N.Y. Eisenhower July 6, 1960 April 30, 1980 January 26, 2004 19 years, 299 days 43 years, 204 days
59 Hayes, Johnson JayJohnson Jay Hayes M.D.N.C. Coolidge April 6, 1927[19] June 18, 1957 October 22, 1970 30 years, 73 days 43 years, 199 days
60 McGovern, Walter ThomasWalter Thomas McGovern W.D. Wash. Nixon April 23, 1971 September 30, 1987 Incumbent 16 years, 160 days 43 years, 184 days
61 Blatt, Jr., SolomonSolomon Blatt, Jr. D.S.C. Nixon May 28, 1971 May 7, 1990 Incumbent 18 years, 344 days 43 years, 149 days
62 Muecke, Charles AndrewCharles Andrew Muecke D. Ariz. L.B.J. October 1, 1964 November 30, 1984 September 21, 2007 20 years, 60 days 42 years, 355 days
63 Bryan Jr., Albert VickersAlbert Vickers Bryan Jr. E.D. Va. Nixon July 29, 1971 December 1, 1991 Incumbent 20 years, 125 days 43 years, 87 days
Young, Joseph H.Joseph H. Young D. Md. Nixon July 29, 1971 August 1, 1987 Incumbent 16 years, 3 days 43 years, 87 days
65 Marsh, Jr., Rabe FergusonRabe Ferguson Marsh, Jr. W.D. Pa. Truman June 8, 1950 January 31, 1977 April 19, 1993 26 years, 237 days 42 years, 315 days
66 Gordon, Myron L.Myron L. Gordon E.D. Wis. L.B.J. March 4, 1967 February 12, 1983 November 3, 2009 15 years, 345 days 42 years, 244 days
67 Stanley, Jr., Arthur JehuArthur Jehu Stanley, Jr. D. Kan. Eisenhower July 7, 1958 April 1, 1971 January 27, 2001 12 years, 268 days 42 years, 204 days
68 Hodges, William TerrellWilliam Terrell Hodges M.D. Fl. Nixon December 15, 1971 May 2, 1999 Incumbent 27 years, 138 days 42 years, 313 days
69 Jones, PaulPaul Jones N.D. Ohio Harding March 2, 1923 August 4, 1965 n/a 42 years, 155 days 42 years, 155 days
70 Hoffman, Walter EdwardWalter Edward Hoffman E.D. Va. Eisenhower July 15, 1954 September 3, 1974 November 21, 1996 20 years, 50 days 42 years, 129 days
71 Dawkins, Sr., Benjamin C.Benjamin C. Dawkins, Sr. W.D. La. Coolidge May 5, 1924 May 17, 1953 August 22, 1966 29 years, 12 days 42 years, 109 days
72 Christensen, Albert ShermanAlbert Sherman Christensen D. Utah Eisenhower May 28, 1954 August 17, 1971 August 13, 1996 17 years, 81 days 42 years, 77 days
73 Joiner, Charles WycliffeCharles Wycliffe Joiner E.D. Mich. Nixon June 9, 1972 August 15, 1984 Incumbent 12 years, 67 days 42 years, 137 days
74 Griesa, Thomas P.Thomas P. Griesa S.D.N.Y. Nixon June 30, 1972 March 13, 2000 Incumbent 27 years, 257 days 42 years, 116 days
Enright, William BennerWilliam Benner Enright S.D. Cal. Nixon June 30, 1972 July 12, 1990 Incumbent 18 years, 12 days 42 years, 116 days
76 Northrop, Edward SkottoweEdward Skottowe Northrop D. Md. Kennedy September 5, 1961 June 12, 1981 August 12, 2003 19 years, 280 days 41 years, 341 days
77 Bohanon, Luther L.Luther L. Bohanon E.D. Okla.
N.D. Okla.
W.D. Okla.
Kennedy August 30, 1961 August 2, 1974 July 18, 2003 12 years, 337 days 41 years, 322 days
78 Tauro, Joseph L.Joseph L. Tauro D. Mass. Nixon October 17, 1972 September 26, 2013 Incumbent 40 years, 344 days 42 years, 7 days
Turk, James ClintonJames Clinton Turk W.D. Va. Nixon October 17, 1972 November 1, 2002 Incumbent 30 years, 15 days 42 years, 7 days
Duffy, KevinKevin Duffy S.D.N.Y. Nixon October 17, 1972 January 10, 1998 Incumbent 25 years, 85 days 42 years, 7 days
81 Foley, James ThomasJames Thomas Foley N.D.N.Y. Truman February 2, 1949 June 30, 1980 August 17, 1990 31 years, 149 days 41 years, 196 days
82 Lasker, Morris E.Morris E. Lasker S.D.N.Y. L.B.J. June 24, 1968 October 3, 1983 December 25, 2009 15 years, 101 days 41 years, 184 days
83 Kelleher, Robert J.Robert J. Kelleher C.D. Cal. Nixon December 21, 1970 March 5, 1983 June 20, 2012 12 years, 74 days 41 years, 182 days
84 Feikens, JohnJohn Feikens E.D. Mich.
E.D. Mich.
Eisenhower
Nixon
October 13, 1960
December 1, 1970
September 27, 1961[25]
March 1, 1986

May 15, 2011
16 years, 74 days 41 years, 149 days
85 Justice, William WayneWilliam Wayne Justice E.D. Tex. L.B.J. June 7, 1968 June 30, 1998 October 13, 2009 30 years, 23 days 41 years, 128 days
86 Amidon, Charles FremontCharles Fremont Amidon D.N.D. Cleveland August 31, 1896 June 2, 1928 December 26, 1937 31 years, 276 days 41 years, 117 days
87 Eaton, Joe OscarJoe Oscar Eaton S.D. Fl. L.B.J. June 12, 1967 April 2, 1985 September 28, 2008 17 years, 294 days 41 years, 108 days
88 Putnam, Richard JohnsonRichard Johnson Putnam W.D. La. Kennedy September 18, 1961 December 19, 1975 December 16, 2002 14 years, 92 days 41 years, 89 days
89 Curran, Edward MatthewEdward Matthew Curran D.D.C. Truman October 16, 1946[26] April 2, 1971 January 10, 1988 24 years, 168 days 41 years, 86 days
90 Hannay, Allen BurroughsAllen Burroughs Hannay S.D. Tex. F.D.R. August 12, 1942 August 6, 1975 October 22, 1983 32 years, 359 days 41 years, 71 days
91 Hancock, James HughesJames Hughes Hancock N.D. Ala. Nixon April 17, 1973 May 1, 1996 Incumbent 23 years, 14 days 41 years, 190 days
92 Guin, Jr., Junius FoyJunius Foy Guin, Jr. N.D. Ala. Nixon April 18, 1973 February 3, 1989 Incumbent 15 years, 291 days 41 years, 189 days
93 Paine, ElijahElijah Paine D. Vt. J. Adams February 25, 1801 April 1, 1842 n/a 41 years, 35 days 41 years, 35 days
94 Bondy, WilliamWilliam Bondy S.D.N.Y. Harding March 2, 1923 May 1, 1956 March 30, 1964 33 years, 60 days 41 years, 28 days
95 Fisher, Joseph JeffersonJoseph Jefferson Fisher E.D. Tex. Eisenhower September 10, 1959 January 30, 1984 June 19, 2000 24 years, 142 days 40 years, 283 days
96 Muir, MalcolmMalcolm Muir M.D. Pa. Nixon October 14, 1970 August 31, 1984 July 22, 2011 13 years, 322 days 40 years, 281 days
97 Meek, Edward RoscoeEdward Roscoe Meek N.D. Tex. McKinley July 13, 1898 December 31, 1935 April 10, 1939 37 years, 171 days 40 years, 271 days
98 Davies, RonaldRonald Davies D.N.D. Eisenhower July 27, 1955 August 27, 1971 April 18, 1996 16 years, 31 days 40 years, 266 days
99 Grant, Robert A.Robert A. Grant N.D. Ind. Eisenhower August 26, 1957 December 1, 1972 March 2, 1998 15 years, 97 days 40 years, 188 days
100 Owen, RichardRichard Owen S.D.N.Y. Nixon December 19, 1973 September 30, 1989 Incumbent 15 years, 285 days 40 years, 309 days
Harvey, R. JamesR. James Harvey E.D. Mich. Nixon December 19, 1973 March 31, 1984 Incumbent 10 years, 103 days 40 years, 309 days
102 Hoffman, Jr., OgdenOgden Hoffman, Jr. N.D. Cal.
S.D. Cal.
D. Cal.
N.D. Cal.
Fillmore
n/a[39]
n/a[40]
n/a[31]
February 27, 1851
August 31, 1852
July 23, 1866
August 5, 1886
July 23, 1866
January 18, 1854
August 5, 1886
August 9, 1891
n/a 40 years, 163 days 40 years, 163 days
103 Locke, James WilliamJames William Locke S.D. Fla. Grant February 1, 1872 July 4, 1912 n/a 40 years, 154 days 40 years, 154 days
104 Davis, JohnJohn Davis D. Mass. J. Adams February 20, 1801 July 10, 1841 n/a 40 years, 140 days 40 years, 140 days
105 Briggle, Charles GuyCharles Guy Briggle S.D. Ill. Hoover January 25, 1932 August 1, 1958 June 6, 1972 26 years, 188 days 40 years, 133 days
106 Betts, Samuel RossiterSamuel Rossiter Betts S.D.N.Y. J. Q. Adams December 21, 1826 April 30, 1867 n/a 40 years, 130 days 40 years, 130 days
107 Turrentine, Howard BoydHoward Boyd Turrentine S.D. Cal. Nixon April 24, 1970 January 22, 1984 August 20, 2010 13 years, 273 days 40 years, 118 days
108 Matsch, Richard PaulRichard Paul Matsch D. Col. Nixon March 8, 1974 July 1, 2003 Incumbent 29 years, 115 days 40 years, 230 days
Platt Jr., Thomas CollierThomas Collier Platt Jr. E.D.N.Y. Nixon March 8, 1974 February 1, 2001 Incumbent 26 years, 330 days 40 years, 230 days
Stagg, TomTom Stagg W.D. La. Nixon March 8, 1974 February 29, 1992 Incumbent 17 years, 358 days 40 years, 230 days
111 Pitman, JohnJohn Pitman D.R.I. Monroe August 4, 1824 November 17, 1864 n/a 40 years, 105 days 40 years, 105 days
112 Bryant, William B.William B. Bryant D.D.C. L.B.J. August 11, 1965 January 31, 1982 November 13, 2005 16 years, 173 days 40 years, 94 days
113 Foreman, James L.James L. Foreman E.D. Ill.
S.D. Ill.
Nixon
n/a[41]
March 7, 1972
March 31, 1979
March 31, 1979
June 1, 1992

June 3, 2012
20 years, 86 days 40 years, 88 days
114 Larson, Earl R.Earl R. Larson D. Minn. Kennedy August 10, 1961 June 30, 1977 October 31, 2001 15 years, 324 days 40 years, 82 days

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Specific
  1. ^ a b c See List of United States district and territorial courts
  2. ^ Recess appointment; formally nominated on January 6, 1802, confirmed by the United States Senate on January 26, 1802, and received commission on January 26, 1802.
  3. ^ a b Recess appointment; formally nominated on December 3, 1906, confirmed by the United States Senate on December 11, 1906, and received commission on December 11, 1906.
  4. ^ Elevated to Chief Justice by Jefferson on February 24, 1806. Because of the unique structure of the United States Circuit Court for the District of Columbia, Thomas Jefferson's elevation of William Cranch to Chief Justice of the Court is considered a separate appointment.
  5. ^ Recess appointment; formally nominated on January 15, 1962, confirmed by the United States Senate on March 16, 1962, and received commission on March 17, 1962.
  6. ^ a b Recess appointment; formally nominated on January 15, 1963, confirmed by the United States Senate on March 15, 1963, and received commission on March 27, 1963.
  7. ^ a b On September 18, 1966, Crocker was reassigned by operation of law to the United States District Court for the Central District of California.
  8. ^ a b Recess appointment; formally nominated on January 30, 1952, confirmed by the United States Senate on April 7, 1952, and received commission on April 8, 1952.
  9. ^ a b Recess appointment; formally nominated on December 5, 1823, confirmed by the United States Senate on December 9, 1823, and received commission on December 9, 1823.
  10. ^ a b Recess appointment; formally nominated on January 11, 1954, confirmed by the United States Senate on February 9, 1954, and received commission on February 10, 1954.
  11. ^ a b Recess appointment; formally nominated on December 16, 1931, confirmed by the United States Senate on February 3, 1932, and received commission on February 10, 1932.
  12. ^ a b Harper received three consecutive recess appointments to the same court; his formal nomination was rejected by the United States Senate the first two times, but after the third recess appointment, Harper was confirmed by the Senate.
  13. ^ Recess appointment; formally nominated on January 12, 1956, confirmed by the United States Senate on March 28, 1956, and received commission on March 29, 1956.
  14. ^ a b Recess appointment; formally nominated on January 15, 1962, confirmed by the United States Senate on February 7, 1962, and received commission on February 17, 1962.
  15. ^ a b c d e f g h Reassigned to the newly created United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit on October 1, 1981 by operation of law.
  16. ^ Recess appointment; formally nominated on January 12, 1956, confirmed by the United States Senate on January 31, 1956, and received commission on February 1, 1956.
  17. ^ a b Early in the course of the American Civil War, the western portion of Virginia rejected Virginia's secession from the United States, and itself seceded from Virginia. This area largely coincided with the existing Western District of Virginia. The portion of Virginia remaining loyal to the Union became the state of West Virginia, which was admitted as a state on June 20, 1863. On June 11, 1864, by 13 Stat. 124, the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia became the United States District Court for the District of West Virginia, and those parts of the Western District that were not part of West Virginia were combined with what had previously been the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia to again form a single United States District Court for the District of Virginia. John Jay Jackson, who had been appointed to the Western District of Virginia, was reassigned by operation of law to the newly formed District of West Virginia. At the same time, John Curtiss Underwood, who had been appointed to the Eastern District of Virginia, was reassigned by operation of law to the newly formed District of Virginia. On February 3, 1871, the District of Virginia was again subdivided into Eastern and Western Districts, and Underwood was reassigned to the Eastern District, until his death.
  18. ^ a b On July 1, 1901, the District of West Virginia was subdivided into the United States District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia and the United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia; Jackson was reassigned to the Northern District, until his retirement.
  19. ^ a b Recess appointment; formally nominated on December 6, 1927, confirmed by the United States Senate on January 9, 1928, and received commission on January 9, 1928.
  20. ^ a b Recess appointment; formally nominated on January 5, 1950, confirmed by the United States Senate on February 8, 1950, and received commission on February 10, 1950.
  21. ^ a b Reassigned by operation of law to the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on October 1, 1982.
  22. ^ a b Reassigned by operation of law to the United States Court of International Trade on November 1, 1980.
  23. ^ Elevated to Chief Justice by Coolidge on April 18, 1928. Because of the unique structure of the United States Court of Claims, Calvin Coolidge's elevation of Fenton Booth to Chief Justice of the Court is considered a separate appointment.
  24. ^ Recess appointment; formally nominated on January 5, 1950, confirmed by the United States Senate on April 4, 1950, and received commission on April 7, 1950.
  25. ^ a b Recess appointment; formally nominated on January 10, 1961; Service terminated on September 27, 1961, after nomination was not confirmed by the Senate.
  26. ^ a b Recess appointment; formally nominated on January 8, 1947, confirmed by the United States Senate on February 3, 1947, and received commission on February 5, 1947.
  27. ^ Elevated to Chief Justice by Cleveland on November 23, 1896. Because of the unique structure of the United States Court of Claims, Grover Cleveland's elevation of Charles Nott to Chief Justice of the Court is considered a separate appointment.
  28. ^ Recess appointment; formally nominated on January 14, 1957, confirmed by the United States Senate on March 19, 1957, and received commission on March 21, 1957.
  29. ^ Assigned by operation of law to the United States District Court for the Southern District of California on August 31, 1852.
  30. ^ Reassigned by operation of law to the United States District Court for the District of California on July 23, 1866.
  31. ^ a b Reassigned by operation of law to the United States District Court for the Northern District of California on August 5, 1886.
  32. ^ Recess appointment; formally nominated on January 13, 1949, confirmed by the United States Senate on January 31, 1949, and received commission on February 2, 1949.
  33. ^ Reassigned by operation of law to the United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois on March 31, 1979.
  34. ^ Recess appointment; formally nominated on January 5, 1950, confirmed by the United States Senate on March 8, 1950, and received commission on March 9, 1950.
  35. ^ Recess appointment; formally nominated on December 6, 1927, confirmed by the United States Senate on January 18, 1928, and received commission on January 18, 1928.
  36. ^ Recess appointment; formally nominated on December 15, 1931, confirmed by the United States Senate on January 12, 1932, and received commission on January 19, 1932.
  37. ^ Recess appointment; formally nominated on January 14, 1957, confirmed by the United States Senate on March 19, 1957, and received commission on March 21, 1957.
  38. ^ Recess appointment; formally nominated on January 12, 1956, confirmed by the United States Senate on March 28, 1956, and received commission on March 29, 1956.
  39. ^ Assigned by operation of law to the United States District Court for the Southern District of California on August 31, 1852.
  40. ^ Reassigned by operation of law to the United States District Court for the District of California on July 23, 1866.
  41. ^ Reassigned by operation of law to the United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois on March 31, 1979.