1910-1921, 9th Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, Edward White Jr.


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

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Edward Douglass White Jr. enlisted in the Confederate Army attaining the rank of lieutenant was captured in 1865 and paroled later that year.  After the war, he lived on his family’s abandoned plantation, studied for the law, and in 1868 to the bar.  In 1894, President Grover Cleveland appointed him as an Associate Justice to the U.S. Supreme Court.  In Plessy v. Ferguson, Edward White sided with the majority upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation for public facilities.  In 1910, President Taft elevated White to Chief Justice where he wrote important decisions in favor of federal emergency powers during WWI and upheld the Selective Draft Law of military conscription.  His court sided with the 1916 act fixing minimum wages and maximum hours for railroad workers.  White died in 1921 and was succeeded by Taft.

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 Edward White History Mug is part of our U.S. Supreme Court series which includes many of 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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