Chief Justice of the United States

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The current Chief Justice John Roberts

The Chief Justice of the United States is the official title of the Justice of the Supreme Court who holds the position of Chief Justice. The position requires confirmation by the U.S. Senate, even if filled by the promotion of an Associate Justice. The current Chief Justice is John Roberts.


Chief Justice Dates
John Jay October 19, 1789 - June 29, 1795
John Rutledge August 12, 1795 - December 15, 1795
Oliver Ellsworth March 8, 1796 - December 15, 1800
John Marshall February 4, 1801 - July 6, 1835
Roger B. Taney March 28, 1836 - October 12, 1864
Salmon P. Chase December 15, 1864 - May 7, 1873
Morrison Waite March 4, 1874 - March 23, 1888
Melville Fuller October 8, 1888 - July 4, 1910
Edward White December 19, 1910 - May 19, 1921
William Howard Taft July 11, 1921 - February 3, 1930
Charles Evans Hughes February 24, 1930 - June 30, 1941
Harlan Fiske Stone July 3, 1941 - April 22, 1946
Fred Vinson June 24, 1946 - September 8, 1953
Earl Warren October 5, 1953 - June 23, 1969
Warren Burger June 23, 1969 - September 26, 1986
William Rehnquist September 26, 1986 - September 3, 2005
John Roberts September 29, 2005 - present

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