1796-1800, 3rd Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, Oliver Ellsworth


This U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice Oliver Ellsworth History Mug is one of a collection of U.S. Supreme Court biographical mugs.  An image of Oliver Ellsworth and a short biography are features of this history mug.

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Oliver Ellsworth served as a delegate from Connecticut to the Confederation Congress from 1781-1783.  Previously he was a delegate to the 2nd Continental Congress from 1778 to 1780.  He served as a state judge during the 1780s. Ellsworth was a signer of the Constitution.  He served in the Senate from 1789 to 1796, where he aligned with Alexander Hamilton and the Federalist Party and advocated in favor of the Bill of Rights.  George Washington nominated Ellsworth as Chief Justice and he was unanimously confirmed by the Senate, serving as the 3rd Chief Justice from 1796 to 1800.

The US Supreme Court

The Supreme Court of the United States is the highest federal court of the United States, established in 1788 pursuant to Article Three of the U.S. Constitution.  It has the ultimate jurisdiction over all federal and state court cases involving federal laws.  The Court normally consists of the Chief Justice and eight associate justices, who are nominated by the President and confirmed by the Senate.  Justices have lifetime tenure unless they resign, retire or are removed after impeachment.  The Supreme Court is one of the three branches of the federal government which also includes the Executive (President) and Legislative (Senate and House of Representatives).

This U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice Oliver Ellsworth History Mug is part of our U.S. Supreme Court series which includes all the U.S. Supreme Court Justices.

The biographical History Mugs were created to teach and inspire individuals to learn about our diverse and interesting history.  The biographies were researched and written by history enthusiast, Robert Compton.  He colorized most of the historic photos and images used on the mugs, which were originally black and white or sepia tone.  The images and biographies are imprinted on mugs at his studio in rural Vermont.

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