Stanley Matthews

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Stanley Matthews
Thomas Stanley Matthews - Brady-Handy.jpg
Former Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court
From: May 12, 1881 – March 22, 1889
Nominator James Garfield
Predecessor Noah H. Swayne
Successor David J. Brewer
Party Republican
Spouse(s) Mary Ann Black; Mary K. Theaker
Religion Presbyterian
Military Service
Allegiance Union
Rank Lieutenant-colonel
Battles/wars Civil War

Thomas Stanley Matthews (July 21, 1824 – March 22, 1889) was an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. He wrote the majority opinion in Yick Wo v. Hopkins - which established that de facto discriminatory application of a neutral law violates the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment.[1]


  1. Stanley Matthews (English). law.jrank.