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Willis Van Devanter (April 17, 1859 - February 8, 1941), associate justice of the United States Supreme Court, January 3, 1911 to June 2, 1937. Image File history File links U.S. Supreme Court photograph of Willis Van Devanter File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links U.S. Supreme Court photograph of Willis Van Devanter File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... April 17 is the 107th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (108th in leap years). ... 1859 is a common year starting on Saturday. ... February 8 is the 39th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1941 was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Supreme Court Building, Washington, D.C. The Supreme Court Building, Washington, D.C., (large image) The Supreme Court of the United States, located in Washington, D.C., is the highest court (see supreme court) in the United States; that is, it has ultimate judicial authority within the United States... January 3 is the 3rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1911 was a common year starting on Sunday (click on link for calendar). ... 2 June is the 153rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (154th in leap years), with 212 days remaining. ... 1937 was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ...


Born in Marion, Indiana, he graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Law in 1881. After three years private practice in Marion, he moved to the Wyoming Territory where he served as city attorney of Cheyenne, Wyoming, a member of the territorial legislature, as as chief judge of the territorial court. Upon statehood, he again took up private practice including much work for the Union Pacific and other railroads. In 1903, Theodore Roosevelt appointed him to the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, and William Howard Taft elevated him to the Supreme Court in 1910, where he served until 1937. Marion from the air, looking southwest. ... McMicken Hall on the main campus. ... Wyoming Territory was an organized territory of the United States that was existed from 1868 until its admission to the Union as the State of Wyoming in 1890. ... Location in Wyoming Founded  -Incorporated 1867 {{{incorporated}}}  County Laramie County Mayor Jack R. Spiker Area  - Total  - Water 57. ... The Union Pacific Railroad (NYSE: UNP) is the largest railroad in the United States. ... Theodore Roosevelt (October 27, 1858 – January 6, 1919) was the twenty-fifth (1901) Vice President and the twenty-sixth (1901-09) President of the United States, succeeding to the office upon the assassination of William McKinley. ... The United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit is a federal court with appellate jurisdiction over the following United States district courts: Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas Northern and Southern Districts of Iowa District of Minnesota Eastern and Western Districts of Missouri District of Nebraska District of... William Howard Taft (September 15, 1857 – March 8, 1930) was an American politician, jurist, and the 27th President of the United States, serving a single term from 1909 to 1913. ...


On the court, he made his mark in opinions on public lands, Indian questions, water rights, admiralty, jurisdiction, and corporate law, but is best remembered for his opinions defending limited government in the 1920s and 1930s. He voted against the Agricultural Adjustment Administration (United States v. Butler), the National Recovery Administration (Schechter Poultry Corp. v. United States), federal regulation of labor relations (National Labor Relations Board v. Jones and Laughlin Steel Corp.), the Railway Pension Act (Railroad Retirement Board v. Alton Railroad), unemployment insurance (Steward Machine Co. v. Davis), and the minimum wage (West Coast Hotel v. Parrish). For his conservatism, he, along with Pierce Butler, James Clark McReynolds, and George Sutherland was known as one of the Four Horsemen. In all modern states, some land is held by central or local governments. ... Water Rights refers to a legal system for allocating water from a water source to water users. ... Old Admiralty House, Whitehall, London, Thomas Ripley, architect, 1723-26, was not admired by his contemporaries and earned him some scathing couplets from Alexander Pope The Admiralty was historically the authority in the United Kingdom responsible for the command of the Royal Navy. ... In law, jurisdiction refers to the aspect of a any unique legal authority as being localized within boundaries. ... Corporations law or corporate law is the law concerning the creation and regulation of corporations. ... The United States Agricultural Adjustment Act (AAA) (P.L. 73-10 of May 12, 1933) restricted production during the New Deal by paying farmers to reduce crop area. ... In the case United States v. ... As part of the New Deal in the United States, the National Recovery Administration (Created by the National Industrial Recovery Act) developed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt and his Administration pushed industries to make codes and rules for fair competition. It gave more rights to workers and employees, and assisted... Holding Section 3 of the National Industrial Recovery Act was an unconstitutional delegation of legislative power to the Executive, and was not a valid exercise of congressional Commerce Clause power. ... The field of labor relations looks at the relationship between management and workers, particularly groups of workers represented by a labor union. ... Unemployment benefits are sums of money given to the unemployed by the government or a compulsory para-governmental insurance system. ... The minimum wage is the minimum rate a worker can legally be paid (usually per hour) as opposed to wages that are determined by the forces of supply and demand in a free market. ... Holding Washingtons minimum wage law for women was a valid regulation of the right to contract freely because of the states special interest in protecting their health and ability to support themselves. ... Pierce Butler (March 17, 1866 – November 16, 1939) was an American jurist who served as an Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court from 1923 until his death in 1939. ... Justice McReynolds, c. ... George Sutherland (March 25, 1862 – July 18, 1942) was an English-born U.S. jurist and political figure. ... This page is about four conservative Supreme Court justices and four contemporary Washington powerbrokers. ...


He died in Washington, D.C. and was buried there in Rock Creek Cemetery. Washington, D.C. is the capital city of the United States of America. ... Rock Creek Cemetery (a. ...



Preceded by:
Edward Douglass White
Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States
January 3, 1911June 2, 1937
Succeeded by:
Hugo Black


Chief Justice Edward Douglass White took the office in 1910. ... In order to become a Justice on the Supreme Court of the United States, an individual must be nominated by the President of the United States and approved by the U.S. Senate, with at least half of that body approving in the affirmative. ... January 3 is the 3rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1911 was a common year starting on Sunday (click on link for calendar). ... 2 June is the 153rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (154th in leap years), with 212 days remaining. ... 1937 was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... Hugo LaFayette Black (February 27, 1886 – September 25, 1971) was a Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States (1937 - 1971). ...

The White Court Seal of the U.S. Supreme Court
1911: J. M. Harlan | J. McKenna | O.W. Holmes | Wm. R. Day | H.H. Lurton | C.E. Hughes | W. Van Devanter | J.R. Lamar
19121914: J. McKenna | O.W. Holmes | Wm. R. Day | H.H. Lurton | C.E. Hughes | W. Van Devanter | J.R. Lamar | M. Pitney
19141916: J. McKenna | O.W. Holmes | Wm. R. Day | C.E. Hughes | W. Van Devanter | J.R. Lamar | M. Pitney | J.C. McReynolds
19161921: J. McKenna | O.W. Holmes | Wm. R. Day | W. Van Devanter | M. Pitney | J.C. McReynolds | L.D. Brandeis | J. H. Clarke
The Taft Court
19211922: J. McKenna | O.W. Holmes | Wm. R. Day | W. Van Devanter | M. Pitney | J.C. McReynolds | L.D. Brandeis | J.H. Clarke
1922: J. McKenna | O.W. Holmes | Wm. R. Day | W. Van Devanter | M. Pitney | J.C. McReynolds | L.D. Brandeis | Geo. Sutherland
19231925: J. McKenna | O.W. Holmes | W. Van Devanter | J.C. McReynolds | L.D. Brandeis | Geo. Sutherland | P. Butler | E.T. Sanford
19251930: O.W. Holmes | W. Van Devanter | J.C. McReynolds | L.D. Brandeis | Geo. Sutherland | P. Butler | E.T. Sanford | H.F. Stone
The Hughes Court
FebruaryMarch 1930: O.W. Holmes | W. Van Devanter | J.C. McReynolds | L.D. Brandeis | Geo. Sutherland | P. Butler | E.T. Sanford | H.F. Stone
June 19301932: O.W. Holmes | W. Van Devanter | J.C. McReynolds | L.D. Brandeis | Geo. Sutherland | P. Butler | H.F. Stone | O.J. Roberts
19321937: W. Van Devanter | J.C. McReynolds | L.D. Brandeis | Geo. Sutherland | P. Butler | H.F. Stone | O.J. Roberts | B.N. Cardozo

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Willis Van Devanter (379 words)
Willis Van Devanter was born in Indiana on April 17, 1859.
Van Devanter was a member of the Wyoming Territory legislature, and was also a member of the Territory's Supreme Court.
Van Devanter was firmly opposed to increased governmental regulation of the economy.
Willis Van Devanter - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (453 words)
Van Devanter did not write quickly and, as a result, was assigned fewer opinions of the court than many of the other justices.
Van Devanter was replaced by Justice Hugo Black, appointed by Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
Van Devanter's personal and judicial papers are archived at the Manuscript Division of the Library of Congress, where they are available for research.
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