Stanley Reed

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Wednesday, December 31, 1884
Wednesday, April 2, 1980
Childhood Location 
Childhood Surroundings 
Associate Justice
Nominated By 
Roosevelt, F.
Commissioned on 
Thursday, January 27, 1938
Sworn In 
Monday, January 31, 1938
Left Office 
Monday, February 25, 1957
Reason For Leaving 
Length of Service 
19 years, 0 months, 25 days
Stanley Reed
The Collection of the Supreme Court of the United States (Artist: Charles Hopkinson)

Stanley Reed lived a small-town life from a well-to-do family in rural Kentucky. Though the beneficiary of Republican appointments, Reed also won praise for his work in the Roosevelt Justice Department. He was appointed by Roosevelt as solicitor general in part because the president was persuaded that Reed could convince a conservative Supreme Court that his New Deal legislation was constitutional. It is said that when Reed approached the lectern in his first oral argument as solicitor general, he fainted dead away. Roosevelt's legislation did not fare much better. Roosevelt promoted Reed to the High Court in 1938.

Clerk Law School Terms Clerked
Julian Burke 1955
Roderick M. Hills Stanford (1955) 1955, 1956
Gordon B. Davidson Yale (1952) 1954
John David Fassett Yale () 1953
William D. Rogers Yale (1951) 1952
Edwin M. Zimmerman Columbia (1949) 1950
Joseph Barbash 1949
Bayless Manning 1949
Adam Yarmolinsky Yale (1948) 1949
Robert B. von Mehren Harvard (1946) 1947
F. Aley Allan 1946
David Schwartz 1942
Bennett Boskey Harvard (1939) 1940
Philip L. Graham Harvard (1939) 1939
John T. Sapienza Harvard 1938

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