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Circuit Allotments: Seventh Circuit

JUSTICE FROM TO
Thomas Todd 3-3-1807 2-7-1826
Robert Trimble 7-10-1826* 8-25-1828
John McLean 5-4-1829** 4-4-1861
Noah Haynes Swayne 3-21-1862 4-7-1867
David Davis 4-8-1867 3-4-1877
John Marshall Harlan 4-22-1878 12-18-1892
Melville Weston Fuller 12-19-1892 4-1-1894
John Marshall Harlan 4-2-1894 2-2-1896
Henry Billings Brown 2-3-1896 3-8-1903
William Rufus Day 3-9-1903 3-17-1912
David Josiah Brewer 9-2-1907 10-14-1907
Horace Harmon Lurton 3-18-1912 7-12-1914
James Clark McReynolds 10-19-1914 10-29-1916
John Hessin Clarke 10-30-1916 9-18-1922
George Sutherland 10-16-1922 3-15-1925
Pierce Butler 3-16-1925 4-9-1929
Willis Van Devanter 4-10-1929 6-2-1937
Benjamin Nathan Cardozo 11-8-1937 7-9-1938
Felix Frankfurter 2-6-1939 4-23-1939
William Orville Douglas 4-24-1939 2-11-1940
Frank Murphy 2-12-1940 10-13-1941
James Francis Byrnes 10-14-1941 10-3-1942
Frank Murphy 3-1-1943 7-19-1949
Sherman Minton 10-14-1949 10-15-1956
Harold Hitz Burton 10-16-1956 3-24-1957
Tom C. Clark 3-25-1957 6-12-1967
Felix Frankfurter 6-24-1957 10-13-1958
Abe Fortas 6-16-1967 10-8-1967
Thurgood Marshall 10-9-1967 1-6-1972
William Hubbs Rehnquist 1-7-1972 12-18-1975
John Paul Stevens 12-19-1975 6-28-2010
Stephen Gerald Breyer 6-29-2010 9-27-2010
Elena Kagan 9-28-2010 10-18-2018
Brett M. Kavanaugh 10-19-2018 present
*The exact date of Trimble's allotment to the Seventh Circuit, presumably pursuant to a presidential order, is unknown. The first documented Supreme Court order allotting him is dated January Term 1827. The order book of the U.S. Circuit Court for the District of Ohio in Columbus, however, indicates that Trimble began his service on the circuit courts on July 10, 1826, so that date is used here.
**The rough minutes of the Supreme Court indicate that McLean was allotted to the Seventh Circuit by an order of President Andrew Jackson of unspecified date. A newspaper account, however, indicates that McLean began his service on the circuit courts on May 4, 1829, at the U.S. Circuit Court for the District of Kentucky in Frankfort, so that date is used here.