FIRST SUPREME COURT ESTABLISHED ~ 1789

The Judiciary Act of 1789 was passed by Congress and signed
by President
George Washington, establishing the Supreme
Court
of the United States as a tribunal made up of six justices
who were to serve on the court until death or retirement.

That day, President Washington nominated John Jay to preside
as chief justice, and John Rutledge, William Cushing, John Blair,
Robert Harrison and James Wilson to be associate justices. On September 26, all six appointments were confirmed by the
U.S.
Senate
.

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John Jay (December 12, 1745 – May 17, 1829

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