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How many of 113 Supreme Court justices came from Ohio?


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Just two other states surpass Ohio in number of U.S. Supreme Court justices.

Potter Stewart of Cincinnati was the last Ohioan to sit on the nation's highest court.

Neil Gorsuch of Colorado was sworn in Monday as the 113th justice to serve on the United States Supreme Court. Nominated by President Donald Trump, Justice Gorsuch fills the seat vacant more than a year ago by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia. Republicans had blocked hearings on Merrick Garland, President Barack Obama’s selection. 

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Nine Ohioans have served as Supreme Court justices. The first was John McClean of Cincinnati who took the bench in 1830.

Two have held the chief justice post: Salmon P. Chase, the 23rd governor of Ohio, and Morrison Remick Waite. President Ulysses S. Grant nominated Waite to replace Chase, who died in 1873, as chief justice. The last to serve was Cincinnati native Potter Stewart. Stewart, an associate judge, retired from the court in 1981 and died in 1985.

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New York has produced the most Supreme Court justices with 17 followed by Massachusetts with 10. Virginia claims nine, the same number as Ohio. 

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Here are the justices from the Buckeye State:

U.S. Supreme Court Justices from Ohio 
Chief JusticesYears on bench
Salmon Portland Chase1864-1873
Morrison Remick Waite1874-1888
Associate Justices 
John McLean1830-1861
Noah Haynes Swayne1862-1881
Stanley Matthews1881-1889
William Rufus Day1903-1922
John Hessin Clarke1916-1922
Harold Hitz Burton1945-1958
Potter Stewart1958-1981


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