1946-1953, 13th Chief Justice, Supreme Court, Fred Moore Vinson


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

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Fred Moore Vinson was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives from Kentucky in 1924.  During World War II, he served in many positions in the Roosevelt Administration including Economic Stabilization, Federal Loan Agency, and Director of War Mobilization and Reconversion.  Near the end of the War, President Truman appointed him as the 53rd U.S. Secretary of the Treasury.  In 1946, Truman nominated Vinson as the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court and he was confirmed by the Senate.  He was known for soothing tensions in the Court with his diplomacy and setting the stage for the landmark decision in Brown v. Board of Education that was decided after his death.

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 Fred Moore Vinson 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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