List of Justices of the Supreme Court of Mississippi

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Following is a list of Justices of the Supreme Court of Mississippi.

These justices served in three different iterations of the court.[1]

Supreme Judges of the State of Mississippi (1818-1832)[edit]

Justice Began
service
Ended
service
Notes
Shields, William B.William B. Shields 1818 1818
Hampton, John P.John P. Hampton 1818 -
Ellis, PowhatanPowhatan Ellis 1818 1825 Service was interrupted in 1818.
Clarke, Joshua G.Joshua G. Clarke 1818 -
Leake, WalterWalter Leake 1820 -
Winston, LouisLouis Winston 1821 1824
Metcalf, BelaBela Metcalf 1821 -
Stockton, RichardRichard Stockton 1822 -
Turner, EdwardEdward Turner 1824 1832
Child, JoshuaJoshua Child 1825 -
Caldwell, IsaacIsaac Caldwell 1825 -
Black, JohnJohn Black 1826 1832
Winchester, GeorgeGeorge Winchester 1827 -
Griffith, William B.William B. Griffith 1827 -
Cage, HarryHarry Cage 1828 -
Nicholson, Isaac R.Isaac R. Nicholson 1828 -
Montgomery, AlexanderAlexander Montgomery 1831 -
Sharkey, William L.William L. Sharkey 1832 1832
Smyth, George W.George W. Smyth 1832 1832
Huston, EliEli Huston 1832 1832

Judges of the High Court of Errors and Appeals of Mississippi (1832-1870)[edit]

Justice Began
service
Ended
service
Notes
Sharkey, William L.William L. Sharkey 1832 1850
Smith, Cotesworth P.Cotesworth P. Smith 1832 -
Wright, Daniel W.Daniel W. Wright 1832 -
Trotter, James F.James F. Trotter 1838 1842
Pray, P. Rutilius R.P. Rutilius R. Pray 1838 -
Turner, EdwardEdward Turner 1839 -
Davis, ReubenReuben Davis 1842 1842
Clayton, Alexander M.Alexander M. Clayton 1842 -
Thatcher, Joseph S. B.Joseph S. B. Thatcher 1843 -
Smith, Cotesworth P.Cotesworth P. Smith 1849 -
Tarpley, Collin S.Collin S. Tarpley 1851 -
Yerger, WilliamWilliam Yerger 1851 -
Fisher, Ephraim S.Ephraim S. Fisher 1852 -
Handy, Alexander H.Alexander H. Handy 1853 -
Harris, William L.William L. Harris 1858 -
Hurst, David W.David W. Hurst 1863 -
Ellett, Henry T.Henry T. Ellett 1866 -
Shackelford, ThomasThomas Shackelford 1868 -
Peyton, Ephraim G.Ephraim G. Peyton 1868 1870
Jeffords, E.E. Jeffords 1868 -
Brown, George F.George F. Brown 1868 -

Justices of the Supreme Court of Mississippi (1870-Present)[edit]

Justice Began
service
Ended
service
Notes
Peyton, Ephraim G.Ephraim G. Peyton 1870 -
Tarbell, JonathanJonathan Tarbell 1870 -
Simrall, Horatio F.Horatio F. Simrall 1870 1879
Chalmers, H. H.H. H. Chalmers 1876 c. 1900
Campbell, Josiah Abigail PattersonJosiah Abigail Patterson Campbell 1876 1894
George, James Z.James Z. George 1879 1881 Chief Justice from 1879-1881.
Cooper, Tim E.Tim E. Cooper 1881 1896
Arnold, James M.James M. Arnold 1886 -
Woods, Thomas H.Thomas H. Woods 1889 1900
Whitfield, Albert H.Albert H. Whitfield 1894 1910
Stockdale, Thomas R.Thomas R. Stockdale 1896 1897
Terral, Samuel H.Samuel H. Terral 1897 1903
Calhoon, S. S.S. S. Calhoon 1900 1908
Truly, JeffJeff Truly 1903 1906
Price, J. H.J. H. Price 1903 1903 (James Houston)
Mayes, Robert B.Robert B. Mayes 1906 1911 Chief Justice from 1910-1911.
Fletcher, Robert VirgilRobert Virgil Fletcher 1908 1909
Smith, Sydney M.Sydney M. Smith 1909 c. 1944
Anderson, William D.William D. Anderson 1910 -
McLean, William CampbellWilliam Campbell McLean 1911 1912
Cook, Sam C.Sam C. Cook 1912 c. 1921
Reed, Richard F.Richard F. Reed 1912 1915
Stevens, J. MorganJ. Morgan Stevens 1915 c.1921
Holden, John BurtJohn Burt Holden 1916 1928
Potter, Clayton D.Clayton D. Potter 1916 1917
Sykes, Eugene O.Eugene O. Sykes 1916 1924
Ethridge, George H.George H. Ethridge 1917 1941
Griffith, Virgil AlexisVirgil Alexis Griffith 1928 1949 Chief Justice from 1948 to 1949.
McGehee, HarveyHarvey McGehee 1937 1964
Roberds, William GreeneWilliam Greene Roberds 1940 1950
Alexander, Julian P.Julian P. Alexander 1941 1953
Smith, Lemuel AugustusLemuel Augustus Smith 1945 -
Hall, Lee DavisLee Davis Hall 1948 1961
Arrington, Richard OlneyRichard Olney Arrington 1950 1963
Holmes, James GarrottJames Garrott Holmes 1950 1961
Kyle, John W.John W. Kyle 1950 1965
Lee, Percy MercerPercy Mercer Lee 1950 1965
Coleman, James PlemonJames Plemon Coleman 1950 1950
Ethridge, Jr., William NathanielWilliam Nathaniel Ethridge, Jr. 1952 1971 Chief Justice from 1966 until his death in 1971.
Gillespie, Robert G.Robert G. Gillespie 1954 1977 Chief Justice from 1971-1977.
McElroy, Taylor H.Taylor H. McElroy 1960 1962
Rodgers, Henry LeeHenry Lee Rodgers 1961 1976
Jones, Robert LeeRobert Lee Jones 1962 1971
Brady, Thomas PickensThomas Pickens Brady 1963 1973 Appointed to fill an unexpired term.
Patterson, NevilleNeville Patterson 1964 1986
Robertson Jr., StokesStokes Robertson Jr. 1964 1980
Inzer, William H.William H. Inzer 1965 1978
Smith, Jr., Lemuel AugustusLemuel Augustus Smith, Jr. 1965 1982
Sugg, Robert PerkinsRobert Perkins Sugg 1970 1983
Broom, Vernon H.Vernon H. Broom 1972 1984
Walker, Harry G.Harry G. Walker 1973 1987
Lee, Roy NobleRoy Noble Lee 1976 1993 Chief Justice from 1987-1993
Bowling, Francis S.Francis S. Bowling 1977 1985
Cofer, Kermit R.Kermit R. Cofer 1978 1986
Hawkins, Armis E.Armis E. Hawkins 1980 1995 Chief Justice from 1993-1995
Prather, Lenore L.Lenore L. Prather 1982 2001 Chief Justice from 1998-2001
Lee, Dan M.Dan M. Lee 1982 1998 Chief Justice from 1995-1998.
Robertson, James L.James L. Robertson 1983 1992 Appointed to fill an unexpired term.
Sullivan, Michael D.Michael D. Sullivan 1984 2000
Anderson, Reuben V.Reuben V. Anderson 1985 1990
Griffin, Joseph RubleJoseph Ruble Griffin 1986 1988
Zuccaro Jr., Joseph StephenJoseph Stephen Zuccaro Jr. 1987 1989
Blass, William JoelWilliam Joel Blass 1989 1990 Appointed to fill an unexpired term.
Pittman, Edwin L.Edwin L. Pittman 1989 2004 Chief Justice from 2001-2004
McRae, ChuckChuck McRae 1990 2004
Banks, Jr., Fred L.Fred L. Banks, Jr. 1991 2001 Appointed to fill an unexpired term.
Roberts, Jr., Charles L.Charles L. Roberts, Jr. 1992 1999
Mills, Michael P.Michael P. Mills 1995 2001 Appointed to fill an unexpired term.
Waller, Jr., William L.William L. Waller, Jr. 1996 Present Chief Justice since 2009
Cobb, Kay B.Kay B. Cobb 1999 2007
Diaz, Jr., Oliver E.Oliver E. Diaz, Jr. 2000 2008
Smith, Jr., James W.James W. Smith, Jr. 1994 2009 Chief Justice from 2004-2009.
Easley, CharlesCharles Easley 2000 2008
Carlson, Jr., George C.George C. Carlson, Jr. 2001 Present
Graves, Jr., James E.James E. Graves, Jr. 2001 2011
Dickinson, Jess H.Jess H. Dickinson 2004 Present
Randolph, Michael K.Michael K. Randolph 2004 Present
Lamar, Ann HannafordAnn Hannaford Lamar 2007 Present
Chandler, David A.David A. Chandler 2008 2016
Pierce, Randy G.Randy G. Pierce 2008 2016
Kitchens, James W.James W. Kitchens 2009 Present
King, Leslie D.Leslie D. King 2011 Present
Coleman, Josiah D.Josiah D. Coleman 2013 Present
Maxwell II, James D.James D. Maxwell II 2016 Present
Beam, Dawn H.Dawn H. Beam 2016 Present

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dunbar Roland, ed., The Official and Statistical Register of the State of Mississippi, Volume 1 (1904), p. 136-137.