1798-1829, Supreme Court Justice, Bushrod Washington


This Bushrod Washington mug is part of our collection of US Supreme Court biographical mugs.  An image of Bushrod Washington and a short biography are features of this history mug.

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Bushrod Washington was the nephew of President George Washington.  He joined a Cavalry unit of the Continental Army and was present at the surrender of Cornwallis at Yorktown.  In 1778, he was elected to the Virginia House of Delegates and was there when it ratified the U.S. Constitution.  John Adams nominated Washington as an associate justice to the Supreme Court in 1798 and he was confirmed by the Senate the next day.  He served in the Court for thirty years.  Washington owned as many as twenty-six slaves and was a founder and president of the American Colonization Society, which promoted the emigration of freed slaves to Africa.

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 Associate Justice Bushrod Washington 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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