1807-1826, Supreme Court Justice, Thomas Todd


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

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Thomas Todd was orphaned as a young boy and at age sixteen joined the Continental Army in the final months of the Revolutionary War.  He maintained a private law practice from 1788-1801, but when Kentucky was admitted to the Union in 1792 he served as secretary to the State Legislature.  In 1807, the U.S.  Congress expanded the number of seats on the Supreme Court from six to seven, at which time Thomas Jefferson nominated Todd as an associate justice and he was confirmed.  Todd’s legal opinions mostly concerned land claims, the exception being Riggs v. Taylor, which was a procedural ruling regarding the use of documents as evidence.

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 Thomas Todd 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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