Wiley B. Rutledge

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Personal Information
Born 
Friday, July 20, 1894
Died 
Saturday, September 10, 1949
Childhood Location 
Kentucky
Childhood Surroundings 
Kentucky
Position 
Associate Justice
Seat 
5
Nominated By 
Roosevelt, F.
Commissioned on 
Thursday, February 11, 1943
Sworn In 
Monday, February 15, 1943
Left Office 
Saturday, September 10, 1949
Reason For Leaving 
Death
Length of Service 
6 years, 6 months, 23 days
Home 
Iowa
Wiley B. Rutledge
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Biography 

Wiley Rutledge was President Franklin Delano Roovelt's eighth and last appointment to the Supreme Court. Rutledge had spoken out in support of Roosevelt's court-packing plan while dean of the University of Iowa Law School. Roosevelt appointed him to the federal appellate bench in 1939 where Rutledge demonstrated strong liberal credentials.

Rutledge proved to be a strong liberal on the High Court. He did not see the Fourteenth Amendment as a limitation on the reach of the Bill of Rights. Due process had meaning that might go beyond specific Bill of Rights provisions.

Clerkships 
Clerk Law School Terms Clerked
Victor Brudney Columbia (1940) 1950, 1960, 1970, 1980, 1990, 2000, 2010, 1951, 1961, 1971, 1981, 1991, 2001, 1952, 1962, 1972, 1982, 1992, 2002, 1943, 1953, 1963, 1973, 1983, 1993, 2003, 1944, 1954, 1964, 1974, 1984, 1994, 2004, 1945, 1955, 1965, 1975, 1985, 1995, 2005, 1946, 1956, 1966, 1976, 1986, 1996, 2006, 1947, 1957, 1967, 1977, 1987, 1997, 2007, 1948, 1958, 1968, 1978, 1988, 1998, 2008, 1949, 1959, 1969, 1979, 1989, 1999, 2009
Louis H. Pollak Yale (1948) 1948
Philip W. Tone Iowa (1948) 1948
John Paul Stevens Northwestern (1947) 1947
Stanley L. Temko Columbia (1943) 1947
Richard F. Wolfson 1946
Harry L. Shniderman Harvard (1941) 1944

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