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John Rutledge

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Date of birthSeptember 17, 1739
Place of birthCharleston, South Carolina
Date of deathJuly 23, 1800(age 60)
Place of deathCharleston, South Carolina, USA
SpouseElizabeth Grimke
Alma materMiddle Temple
2nd Chief Justice of the United States
In officeJune 30, 1795 - December 28, 1795
Nominated byGeorge Washington
Succeeded byOliver Ellsworth
Preceded byJohn Jay
Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court
In officeSeptember 26, 1789 - March 4, 1791
Nominated byGeorge Washington
Succeeded byThomas Johnson
Preceded byNone (inaugural officeholder)
31st Governor of South Carolina
In officeJanuary 9, 1779 - January 31, 1782
LieutenantThomas Bee (1779 1780)
Christopher Gadsden (1780 1782)
Succeeded byJohn Mathews
Preceded byRawlins Lowndes
In officeJuly 4, 1776 - March 7, 1778
LieutenantHenry Laurens (1776 1777)
James Parsons (1777 1778)
Succeeded byRawlins Lowndes
Preceded byWilliam Campbell

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John Rutledge (September 17, 1739 July 23, 1800) was an American statesman and judge. He was the first Governor of South Carolina following the signing of the Declaration of Independence, the 31st overall. He was a delegate to the Constitutional Convention, and he signed the United States Constitution. He served as an Associate Justice on the U.S. Supreme Court, and was the second Chief Justice of the Court from July to December 1795. He was the elder brother of Edward Rutledge, a signatory of the Declaration of Independence.

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