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Charles Evans Hughes Photograph by Arnold Genthe, 1916. Courtesy of the Library of Congress (LC-G432-1526).

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Hughes, Charles Evans (11 April 1862–27 August 1948), governor of New York, secretary of state, and chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, was born in Glens Falls, New York, the only son of Mary Catherine Connelly and David Charles Hughes, a Baptist (formerly Methodist) preacher who had immigrated to the United States from England in 1855. Tutored primarily at home until the age of fourteen, Charles Evans Hughes attended Madison University, later renamed Colgate (1876–1878), and received a B.A. from Brown University, which he attended from 1878 to 1881. In 1884 he received an LL.B. with honors from Columbia University Law School, passed the New York County bar exam, and joined the prestigious law firm of Chamberlain, Carter & Hornblower in New York City. He taught law on a visiting basis at Cornell University Law School (1891–1893) and remained in private practice until 1905. He married Antoinette Carter in 1888; they had one son and three daughters....

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Rutledge, John (1739–18 July 1800), lawyer and statesman, was born in or near Charleston, South Carolina, the son of John Rutledge, a physician, and Sarah Hext, a wealthy heiress who was only fifteen years old at Rutledge’s birth. His early education was in Charleston, where he read law with one of the leading members of the Charleston bar, James Parsons, before being enrolled in the Middle Temple in London on 11 October 1754. Admitted to the English bar on 9 February 1760, he soon returned to South Carolina. The voters of Christ Church parish promptly elected him to the Commons House of Assembly in 1761, and he continued to represent that area in the local legislature for the remainder of the colonial period. During his first term the house was embroiled in the “Gadsden election controversy” with the royal governor over its right to judge the qualifications of its own members. Rutledge became chairman of the committee on privileges and elections, which vigorously upheld the powers of the representatives of the people. Meanwhile, his private practice as an attorney was flourishing, and he soon became one of the two or three best-paid lawyers in the province. He also operated several plantations and acquired at least 30,000 acres in various grants. These activities may help to explain why his committee work in the Commons House usually put him in the second, rather than the first, rank of leaders. Nevertheless, his colleagues chose him for important assignments. In 1765 the Commons House sent him and two others to the Stamp Act Congress in New York, where Rutledge served as chairman of the committee that drew up a memorial to the House of Lords protesting taxation of Americans by Parliament. In 1763 he married Elizabeth Grimké; they had ten children....

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John Rutledge. Photograph of a painting, c. 1891. Courtesy of the Library of Congress (LC-USZ62-91143).

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Harlan Fiske Stone. Courtesy of the Library of Congress (LC-USZ62-110422).

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Stone, Harlan Fiske (11 October 1872–22 April 1946), chief justice of the United States, was born in Chesterfield, New Hampshire, the son of Frederick Lauson Stone, a farmer, and Anne Butler, a former schoolteacher. Two years after his birth, the Stones moved to Mill Valley, near Amherst, Massachusetts, to provide greater educational opportunities for their four children....

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Edward Douglass White. Courtesy of the Library of Congress (LC-USZ62-94150).

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White, Edward Douglass (03 November 1845–19 May 1921), chief justice and associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court and U.S. senator, was born in Lafourche Parish, Louisiana, the son of Edward Douglass White, a Louisiana lawyer, congressman, governor, and sugar planter, who died shortly after White’s birth, and Catherine Sidney Lee Ringgold. White was initially schooled on his family’s plantation and then at a series of Jesuit institutions—the Preparatory School of the Immaculate Conception in New Orleans, Mount Saint Mary’s College in Maryland, and Georgetown College (now Georgetown University), which he entered in 1858....