List of Justices of the Tennessee Supreme Court

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John Catron served on the Tennessee Supreme Court before his appointment to the Supreme Court of the United States.
Andrew Jackson's service on the Tennessee Supreme Court preceded his service in both the United States Senate, and as President of the United States.
Horace Maynard served on the Tennessee Supreme Court and the United States Congress at the same time, a dual role that was challenged in court.

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

Territorial high court[edit]

The following judges were appointed by President George Washington while Tennessee remained a United States territory, the Southwest Territory.

Judge Began active
service
Ended active
service
Notes
Anderson, JosephJoseph Anderson 1791 1796 .
Blount, WillieWillie Blount 1796 1796 .
Campbell, DavidDavid Campbell 1790 1796 .
McNairy, JohnJohn McNairy 1790 1796 .

State supreme court[edit]

Judge Began active
service
Ended active
service
Notes
Anderson, E. RileyE. Riley Anderson 1990 2006 .
Andrews, GeorgeGeorge Andrews 1868 1870 .
Bachman, Nathan LynnNathan Lynn Bachman 1918 1923 .
Barker, William M.William M. Barker 1995 2009 .
Beard, William DwightWilliam Dwight Beard 1890
1894
1892
1910
.
Bell, Bennett DouglasBennett Douglas Bell 1908 1910 .
Birch, Jr., Adolpho A.Adolpho A. Birch, Jr. 1993 2006 .
Bivins, Jeffrey S.Jeffrey S. Bivins 2014 Incumbent .
Bright, A. D.A. D. Bright 1894 1894 .
Brock, Jr., Ray L.Ray L. Brock, Jr. 1974 1987 .
Brown, Jr., George H.George H. Brown, Jr. 1980 1980 .
Brown, William LittleWilliam Little Brown 1822 1824 .
Buchanan, Arthur S.Arthur S. Buchanan 1910 1917 .
Burnett, Hamilton S.Hamilton S. Burnett 1947 1973 .
Caldwell, Wailer C.Wailer C. Caldwell 1886 1902 .
Campbell, George WashingtonGeorge Washington Campbell 1809 1811 .
Caruthers, Robert LooneyRobert Looney Caruthers 1854 1861 .
Catron, JohnJohn Catron 1831 1835 .
Chambliss, Alexander W.Alexander W. Chambliss 1923 1937 .
Chattin, Chester C.Chester C. Chattin 1965 1969 .
Claiborne, William C. C.William C. C. Claiborne 1796 1797 .
Clark, Cornelia A.Cornelia A. Clark 2005 Incumbent .
Cook, William LochWilliam Loch Cook 1923 1942 .
Cooke, William WilcoxWilliam Wilcox Cooke 1884 1886 .
Cooke, James BurchJames Burch Cooke 1885 1886 .
Cooper, Robert E.Robert E. Cooper 1874 1890 .
Cooper, William FriersonWilliam Frierson Cooper 1878 1886 .
Crabb, HenryHenry Crabb 1826 1827 .
Creson, Larry BarkleyLarry Barkley Creson 1965 1972 .
Daughtrey, Martha CraigMartha Craig Daughtrey 1990 1993 .
Deaderick, James W.James W. Deaderick 1870 1886 .
Dehaven, David WilliamDavid William Dehaven 1935 1943 .
Drowota III, Frank F.Frank F. Drowota III 1980 2005 .
Dyer, Ross W.Ross W. Dyer 1961 1974 .
Emmerson, ThomasThomas Emmerson 1807
1819
1809
1822
.
Felts, Sam L.Sam L. Felts 1960 1964 .
Fentriss, FrancisFrancis Fentriss 1918 1918 .
Folkes, William C.William C. Folkes 1886 1890 .
Fones, WilliamWilliam Fones 1973 1990 .
Freeman, Thomas J.Thomas J. Freeman 1870 1886 .
Gailor, Frank H.Frank H. Gailor 1943 1954 .
Green, GraftonGrafton Green 1910 1947 .
Green, Sr., NathanNathan Green, Sr. 1831 1852 .
Hail, Frank P.Frank P. Hail 1918 1926 .
Harbison, William J.William J. Harbison 1966
1974
1967
1990
.
Harris, William R.William R. Harris 1855 1858 .
Harrison, Horace H.Horace H. Harrison 1867 1868 .
Hawkins, AlvinAlvin Hawkins 1865 1868 .
Haywood, JohnJohn Haywood 1816 1826 .
Henry, Joe W.Joe W. Henry 1974 1980 .
Holder, Janice M.Janice M. Holder 1996 2014 .
Holmes, Andrew O.Andrew O. Holmes 1963 1965 .
Humphreys, Parry W.Parry W. Humphreys 1807 1809 .
Humphreys, Allison B.Allison B. Humphreys 1967 1974 .
Jackson, AndrewAndrew Jackson 1798 1804 .
Kirby, Holly M.Holly M. Kirby 2014 Incumbent .
Koch, Jr., William C.William C. Koch, Jr. 2007 2014 .
Lansden, D. L.D. L. Lansden 1910 1923 .
Lea, Benjamin J.Benjamin J. Lea 1890 1894 .
Lee, Sharon GailSharon Gail Lee 2009 Incumbent .
Lurton, Horace H.Horace H. Lurton 1886 1893 .
Maynard, HoraceHorace Maynard 1868 1868 .
McAlister, William K.William K. McAlister 1893 1910 .
McCanless, George F.George F. McCanless 1969 1970 .
McClain, AndrewAndrew McClain 1869 1870 .
McFarland, RobertRobert McFarland 1871 1882 .
McKinney, Robert J.Robert J. McKinney 1847 1861 .
Milligan, SamuelSamuel Milligan 1860
1864
1861
1868
.
Neil, Matthew M.Matthew M. Neil 1902 1918 .
Neil, A. B.A. B. Neil 1942 1960 .
Nelson, Thomas A. R.Thomas A. R. Nelson 1870 1871 .
Nicholson, Alfredo O. P.Alfredo O. P. Nicholson 1870 1876 .
O'Brien, Charles H.Charles H. O'Brien 1987 1994 .
Overton, JohnJohn Overton 1804 1810 .
Peck, JacobJacob Peck 1822 1834 .
Powell, SamuelSamuel Powell 1807 1809 .
Prewitt, Alan M.Alan M. Prewitt 1937
1941
1937
1963
.
Reese, William B.William B. Reese 1835 1847 .
Reid, LyleLyle Reid 1990 1998 .
Roane, ArchibaldArchibald Roane 1796
1815
1801
1819
.
Shackleford, James O.James O. Shackleford 1865 1868 .
Shields, John KnightJohn Knight Shields 1902 1910 .
Smith, Henry G.Henry G. Smith 1867 1870 .
Sneed, John L. T.John L. T. Sneed 1870 1878 .
Snodgrass, David L.David L. Snodgrass 1886 1917 .
Swepston, John E.John E. Swepston 1954 1961 .
Swiggart, William H.William H. Swiggart 1926 1934 .
Tatum, HowellHowell Tatum 1797 1798 .
Tomlinson, PridePride Tomlinson 1947 1961 .
Totten, Archibald W. O.Archibald W. O. Totten 1850 1855 .
Turley, William B.William B. Turley 1835 1850 .
Turney, PeterPeter Turney 1870 1893 .
Wade, Gary R.Gary R. Wade 2006 Incumbent .
White, Hugh LawsonHugh Lawson White 1809 1815 .
White, Penny J.Penny J. White 1994 1996 .
White, Weldon B.Weldon B. White 1961 1967 .
Whyte, RobertRobert Whyte 1816 1834 .
Wilkes, John SummerfieldJohn Summerfield Wilkes 1893 1908 .
Williams, Samuel ColeSamuel Cole Williams 1913 1919 .
Williams, Thomas L.Thomas L. Williams 1826 1826 .
Wright, ArchibaldArchibald Wright 1858 1885 .

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