1830-1844, Supreme Court Justice, Henry Baldwin


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

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Henry Baldwin was a lawyer and a joint owner of The Tree of Liberty, a Democratic-Republican newspaper.  In 1816, he was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives but resigned in 1822 due to ill health.  In 1830, President Andrew Jackson nominated him as an associate justice to the Supreme Court where he served for fourteen years. Baldwin was involved with cases on slavery, in Johnson v. Tompkins, he wrote that although slavery’s existence “is abhorrent to all our ideas of natural right and justice” the jury must respect the legal status of slavery.  In United States v. Amistad, he was the sole dissenter of the Court’s decision to free the 36 kidnapped Africans.

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 Henry Baldwin 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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