Harlan F. Stone

1872 - 1946

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Harlan Fiske Stone (October 11, 1872 – April 22, 1946) was an American lawyer and jurist who served as an Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court from 1925 to 1941 and then as the Chief Justice of the United States from 1941 until his death in 1946. He also served as the U.S. Attorney General from 1924 to 1925 under President Calvin Coolidge, with whom he had attended Amherst College as a young man. His most famous dictum was: "Courts are not the only agency of government that must be assumed to have capacity to govern."Born in Chesterfield, New Hampshire, Stone practiced law in New York City after graduating from Columbia Law School. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Harlan F. Stone has received more than 428,704 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia. Harlan F. Stone is the 33rd most popular judge, the 10,306th most popular biography from United States and the 18th most popular American Judge.

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Among judges, Harlan F. Stone ranks 33 out of 39Before him are Walter Q. Gresham, Brett Kavanaugh, Anna Chandy, Richard Goldstone, Elena Kagan, and David Souter. After him are George Wythe, Michael Mukasey, Harry Blackmun, Ranjan Gogoi, Samuel Chase, and Neil Gorsuch.

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Among people born in 1872, Harlan F. Stone ranks 158Before him are Julia Morgan, William Desmond Taylor, Lucille La Verne, Ralph Lewis, George Dern, and Michael Joseph Savage. After him are Paul Laurence Dunbar and Joseph Taylor Robinson. Among people deceased in 1946, Harlan F. Stone ranks 179Before him are Adriaan van Maanen, Damon Runyon, Booth Tarkington, Lionel Atwill, Vincent Youmans, and Herbert Baker. After him are Gifford Pinchot, Miles Mander, Noah Beery, Charles Oman, James Cecil Parke, and Carter Glass.

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Among people born in United States, Harlan F. Stone ranks 10,306 out of 15,968Before him are Jay Mohr (1970), Mike Colter (1976), Kitty Carlisle (1910), R. C. Sproul (1939), Ed McMahon (1923), and John Canfield Spencer (1788). After him are Randy Jackson (1956), Levi Woodbury (1789), DJ Shadow (1972), Diana Scarwid (1955), Don LaFontaine (1940), and Carl Knowles (1910).

Among JUDGES In United States

Among judges born in United States, Harlan F. Stone ranks 18Before him are Warren E. Burger (1907), Samuel Alito (1950), Walter Q. Gresham (1832), Brett Kavanaugh (1965), Elena Kagan (1960), and David Souter (1939). After him are Michael Mukasey (1941), Harry Blackmun (1908), Samuel Chase (1741), and Neil Gorsuch (1967).