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Time Chart of the Supreme Court

This table is designed to aid the user in identifying the composition of the Supreme Court at any given time in U.S. history. Each listing is headed by the chief justice, whose name is italicized. Associate justices are listed following the chief justice in order of seniority. The name of each justice is followed by a symbol representing his or her party affiliation at the time of appointment.

F = Federalist
DR = Democratic-Republican (Jeffersonian)
D = Democrat
W = Whig
R = Republican
I = Independent

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