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Maine Supreme Judicial  Court Chief and Associate Justices, 1820-

Chief Justices       Associate Justices

The number on the left indicates order of appointment to serve on the Court. Each individual is counted only one time. Appointees numbers 1, 8 and 87 served only as Chief Justice. Appointees designated with an asterisk (*) are currently sitting on the Supreme Judicial Court.

Abbreviations:
Apptd. = Appointed
C.J. = Chief Justice
Reapptd. = Reappointed
Res. = Resigned
Ret. = Retired
Chief Justices
Order (Assoc.)
Name
Residence
Begin Service
End Service
1
Prentiss Mellen
Portland
JUL 1, 1820
OCT 11, 1834
Nathan Weston
Augusta
OCT 22, 1834
Res. OCT 23, 1848
8
Ezekiel Whitman
Portland
DEC 10, 1841
Res. OCT 23, 1848
Ether Shepley
Saco
OCT 28, 1848
OCT 22, 1855
John Searle Tenney
Norridgewock
OCT 23, 1855
OCT 23, 1862
John Appleton
Bangor
OCT 24, 1862
SEPT 19, 1883
John A. Peters
Bangor
SEPT 20, 1883
Reapptd. SEPT 19, 1890 and SEPT 2, 1897;
res. JAN 1, 1900
Andrew P. Wiswell
Ellsworth
JAN 2, 1900
Died in office DEC 4, 1906
Lucilius A. Emery Ellsworth DEC 14, 1906 Res. JUL 26, 1911
William Penn Whitehouse Augusta JUL 26, 1911 Res. APR 8, 1913
Albert R. Savage Auburn APR 9, 1913 Died in office JUN 14, 1917
Leslie C. Cornish Augusta JUN 25, 1917 Reapptd. JUN 25, 1924; res. MAR 1, 1925
Scott Wilson Portland MAR 1, 1925 Res. OCT 7, 1929
Luere B. Deasy Bar Harbor OCT 12, 1929 Res. FEB 7, 1930
William R. Pattangall Augusta FEB 7, 1930 Res. JUL 16, 1935
Charles J. Dunn Orono JUL 18, 1935 Died in office NOV 10, 1939
Charles P. Barnes Houlton NOV 21, 1939 Res. JUL 31, 1940
Guy H. Sturgis Portland AUG 8, 1940 Ret. MAR 8, 1949
Harold H. Murchie Calais MAR 8, 1949 Died in office MAR 7, 1953
Edward F. Merrill Skowhegan MAR 18, 1953 Ret. APR 7, 1954
Raymond Fellows Bangor APR 7, 1954 Res. SEPT 15, 1956
Robert B. Williamson Augusta OCT 4, 1956 Res. AUG 21, 1970
Armand A. Dufresne, Jr. Lewiston SEPT 3, 1970 Apptd. Active Ret. Justice Sept 16,1977. Died APR 19, 1994
87
Vincent L. McKusick Cape Elizabeth SEPT 16, 1977 Ret. FEB 28, 1992
Daniel E. Wathen Augusta MAR 20, 1992 Res. OCT 4, 2001 and announced he would be running for Governor
*Leigh I. Saufley Portland DEC 6, 2001
Associate Justices
Order
Name Residence Begin Service End Service
2
William Pitt Preble Portland JUL 1, 1820 Res. JUN 18, 1828
3
Nathan Weston Augusta JUL 1, 1820 Apptd. C.J. OCT 22, 1834
4
Albion K. Parris Portland JUN 25, 1828 Res. AUG 20, 1836
5
Nicholas Emery Portland OCT 22, 1834 OCT 21, 1841
6
Ether Shepley Saco SEPT 23, 1836 Apptd. C.J. OCT 23, 1848
7
John S. Tenney Norridgewock OCT 23, 1841 Apptd. C.J. OCT 23, 1855
9
Samuel Wells Portland SEPT 28, 1847 Res. MAR 31, 1854
10
Joseph Howard Portland OCT 23, 1848 OCT 22, 1856
11
Richard D. Rice Augusta MAY 11, 1852 Res. DEC 1, 1863
12
John Appleton Bangor MAY 11, 1852 Apptd, C.J. OCT 24, 1862
13
Joshua W. Hathaway Bangor MAY 11, 1852 MAY 10, 1859
14
Jonas Cutting
Bangor
APR 20, 1854
Reapptd. APR 20, 1861 and APR 20, 1868
15
Seth May
Winthrop
MAY 6, 1855
MAY 7, 1862
16
Woodbury Davis
Portland
OCT 10, 1855
Removed APR 1856; reapptd. FEB 25, 1857;
res. 1865
17
Daniel Goodenow
Alfred
OCT 10, 1855
OCT 10, 1862
18
Edward Kent
Bangor
MAY 11, 1859
Reapptd. MAY 11, 1866
19
Charles W. Walton
Deering
MAY 14, 1862
Reapptd. MAY 1, 1869; MAY 16, 1876;
MAY 15 1883 and MAY 15,1890
20 Jonathan G. Dickerson
Belfast
OCT 24, 1862 Reapptd. SEPT 24, 1869 and SEPT 20,
1876; died in office SEPT 1, 1878
21 Edward Fox
Portland
OCT 24, 1862 Res. 1863
22 William G. Barrows
Brunswick
MAR 27, 1863 Reapptd. MAR 24, 1870 and MAR 24, 1877
23 Charles Danforth Gardiner JAN 5, 1864 Reapptd. JAN 5, 1871; DEC 31, 1877 and
DEC 31, 1884; Died in office MAR 1890
24 Rufus P. Tapley Saco DEC 21, 1865 DEC 1872. Died APR 10, 1893
25 William Wirt Virgin Portland DEC 26, 1872 Reapptd. MAR 1880, and MAR 30, 1887;
Died in office JAN 23, 1893
26 John A. Peters Bangor MAY 20, 1873 Reapptd. MAY 20, 1880; apptd.
C.J. SEPT 20, 1883
27 Artemus Libbey Augusta APR 24, 1875 Reapptd. JAN 11, 1883 and JAN 10, 1890;
died in office MAR 15, 1894
28 Joseph W. Symonds Portland OCT 16, 1878 Res. MAR 31, 1884
29 Lucilius A. Emery Ellsworth OCT 5, 1883 Reapptd. OCT 4, 1890 OCT 5, 1897 and
OCT 4, 1904; apptd. C.J. DEC 14, 1906
30 Enoch Foster Bethel MAR 24, 1884 Reapptd. MAR 24, 1891
31 Thomas H. Haskell Portland MAR 31, 1884 Reapptd. MAR 31, 1891 and MAR 31,
1898; died in office SEPT 24, 1900
32 William Penn Whitehouse Augusta APR 15, 1890 Reapptd. APR 24, 1897; APR 5, 1904
and APR 13,
1911; apptd. C.J. JUL 26, 1911
33 Andrew P. Wiswell Ellsworth APR 10, 1893 Apptd. C.J. JAN 2, 1900
34 Sewall C. Strout Portland APR 12, 1894 Reapptd. APR 12, 1901
35 Albert R. Savage Auburn MAY 15, 1897 Reapptd. MAY 16, 1904 and MAY 2,
1911; apptd. C.J. APR 9, 1913
36 William H. Fogler Rockland MAR 25, 1898 Died in office FEB 18, 1902
37 Frederick A. Powers Houlton JAN 2, 1900 Reapptd. JAN 2, 1907; res. MAR 31, 1907
38 Henry C. Peabody Portland NOV 29, 1900 Reapptd. NOV 29, 1907;
died in office MAR 31, 1911
39 Albert M. Spear Gardiner MAR 1, 1902 Reapptd. MAR 1, 1909 and JUN 25,
1917; apptd. Active Ret. Justice JUL 24,
1923. Died JAN 31, 1929
40 Charles F. Woodard Bangor DEC 14, 1906 Died in office JUN 17, 1907
41 Leslie C. Cornish Augusta MAR 31, 1907 Reapptd. MAR 31, 1914; apptd.
C.J. JUN 25, 1917
42 Arno W. King Ellsworth JUN 28, 1907 Reapptd. JUN 15, 1914; died in office
JUL 21, 1918

43

George E. Bird Portland APR 13, 1908 Reapptd. APR 13, 1915; res. AUG 29, 1918;
apptd. Active Ret. Justice OCT 23, 1923.
Died JAN 19, 1926
44 George F. Haley Biddeford APR 12, 1911 Died in office FEB 19 1918
45 George M. Hanson Calais JUL 26, 1911 Reapptd. JUL 17, 1918; died in office
APR 4, 1924
46 Warren C. Philbrook Waterville APR 9, 1913 Reapptd. APR 7, 1920 and APR 7, 1927;
apptd. Active Ret. Justice NOV 29, 1928.
Died MAY 31, 1933
47 John B. Madigan Houlton MAR 1, 1916 Died in office JAN 19, 1918
48† Charles J. Dunn Orono FEB 6, 1918 Reapptd. FEB 6, 1925 and FEB 6, 1932;
apptd. C.J. JUL 18, 1935
49 John A. Morrill Auburn MAR 5, 1918 Reapptd. Mar 5, 1925; Res. MAY 31, 1926
and apptd. Active Ret. Justice JUN 4, 1926
50 Scott Wilson Portland AUG 7, 1918 Apptd. C.J. MAR 1, 1925
51 Luere B. Deasy Bar Harbor SEPT 25, 1918 Reapptd. SEPT 25, 1925; apptd. C.J.
OCT 12, 1929
52 Guy H. Sturgis Portland AUG 13, 1923 Reapptd. AUG 14, 1930 apptd. C.J.
AUG 8, 1940; apptd. Active Ret. Justice
MAR 8, 1949
53 Charles P. Barnes Houlton APR 17, 1924 Reapptd. APR 17, 1931; apptd. C.J. NOV 21, 1939
54 Norman L. Bassett Augusta MAR 26, 1925
55 William R. Pattangall Augusta JUL 2, 1926 Apptd. C.J. FEB 7, 1930
56 Frank G. Farrington Augusta NOV 16, 1928 Died in office SEPT 3 1933
57 Sidney St. Felix Thaxter Portland SEPT 16, 1930 Res. FEB 28, 1954. Died 1958
58 James H. Hudson, Guilford NOV 20, 1933 Died AUG 21, 1947
59 Harry Manser Auburn JUL 18, 1935 Res. MAR 20, 1946; apptd. Active Ret.
Justice MAR 30, 1946
60 George H. Worster DEC 21, 1939 Res. JUL 31, 1942
61 Harold H. Murchie Calais AUG 8, 1940 Apptd. C.J. MAR 8, 1949. Died MAR 7, 1953
62 Arthur Chapman Portland NOV 4, 1942 Res. JUL 27, 1945; apptd. Active Ret. Justice
JUL 27, 1945
63 Nathaniel Tompkins Houlton JUL 27, 1945 Died APR 22, 1949
64 Raymond Fellows Bangor MAY 1, 1946 Apptd. C.J. APR 7, 1954; res. SEPT 15, 1956

65

Edward P. Murray Bangor SEPT. 18, 1947 Res. APR 6, 1948
66 Edward F. Merrill Skowhegan JUN 2, 1948 Apptd. C.J. MAR 18, 1953
67 William B. Nulty Portland MAR 16, 1949 Died SEPT 11, 1953
68 Robert B. Williamson Augusta MAY 5, 1949 Apptd. C.J. OCT 4, 1956; ret. AUG 21, 1970
69 Frank A. Tirrell, Jr. Camden MAR 18, 1953 Died JUN 4, 1955
70 Donald W. Webber Auburn OCT 8, 1953 Ret. JUL 31, 1973. Died NOV 15, 1995
71 Albert Beliveau Rumford MAR 3, 1954 Res. MAR 25, 1958
72 Walter M. Tapley, Jr. Portland MAY 5, 1954 Ret. JUN 30, 1969
73 Percy T. Clarke Ellsworth MAR 3, 1955 Ret. JUN 15, 1956; apptd. Active Ret.
Justice JUN 19, 1956
74 F. Harold Dubord Waterville OCT 4, 1956 Res. DEC 10, 1962
75 Francis W. Sullivan Portland OCT 4, 1956 Res. JUL 10, 1965
76 Cecil J. Siddall Sanford MAY 7, 1958 Res. FEB 27, 1965
77 Harold C. Marden DEC 10, 1962 Ret. NOV 15, 1970. Died SEP 30, 1994
78 Abraham M. Rudman Bangor MAR 1965 Res. DEC 14, 1966
79 Armand A. Dufresne, Jr. Lewiston AUG 25, 1965 Apptd. C.J. SEPT 3, 1970; apptd. Active
Ret. Justice 1978. Term exp. MAR 15,
1985. Died APR 19, 1994
80 Randolph A. Weatherbee Bangor DEC 21, 1966 Died May 20, 1976
81 Charles A. Pomeroy Windham JUL 2, 1969 Ret. JAN 1, 1980
82 Sidney W. Wernick Portland SEPT 30, 1970 Ret. AUG 24, 1981; qual. Active Ret.
Justice JUL 24, 1984. Died SEP 22, 1995
83 James P. Archibald Houlton JAN 27, 1971 Apptd. Active Ret. Justice 1979; ret.
JAN 1, 1980
Reapptd. OCT 24, 2001, Died MAY 28, 2006
84 Thomas E. Delahanty Lewiston SEPT 5, 1973 Apptd. Active Ret. Justice AUG 31, 1979.
Died FEB 4, 1985
85 Edward S. Godfrey Portland SEPT 1, 1976 Ret. SEPT 1, 1983
86 David A. Nichols Lincolnville MAY 24, 1977 Ret. MAY 31, 1988. Died June 21, 1997
88 Harry P. Glassman Portland AUG 31, 1979 Died MAY 15, 1981
89 David G. Roberts Portland JAN 11, 1980 Ret. AUG 31, 1998
90 Gene Carter Bangor SEPT 15, 1980 Res. JUL 5, 1983
91 Elmer H. Violette Van Buren AUG 31, 1981 Res. AUG 1, 1986; apptd. Active Ret.
Justice AUG 1, 1986; ret. FEB 1, 1994
92 Daniel E. Wathen Augusta AUG 31, 1981 Apptd. Chief Justice MAR 20, 1992. Res. OCT 4, 2001 and announced he would be running for Governor
93 Caroline D. Glassman Portland AUG 30, 1983 Ret. AUG. 29, 1997
94 Louis Scolnik Auburn SEPT 7, 1983 Ret. JUL 31, 1988
95 *Robert W. Clifford Auburn AUG 1, 1986 Active ret.
96 D. Brock Hornby JUN 10, 1988 Res. MAY 7, 1990
97 Samuel W. Collins, Jr. Rockland SEPT 16, 1988 Ret. MAR 15, 1994; apptd. Active Ret.
Justice MAY 12, 1994
Reapptd. OCT 24, 2001
98 Morton A. Brody Augusta JUNE 6, 1990 Res. AUG 9, 1991
99 Paul L. Rudman Bangor JUNE 5, 1992 Res. JUL 1, 2005
100 Howard H. Dana, Jr. Portland MAR 4, 1993 Ret. MAR 2, 2007
101 Kermit V. Lipez Portland MAY 12, 1994 Res. JUNE 30, 1998
102 *Leigh I. Saufley Portland OCT 20, 1997 Apptd. C.J. DEC 6, 2001
103 *Donald G. Alexander Portland SEPT 2, 1998
104 Susan W. Calkins Portland SEPT 2, 1998 Res. 10/1/2007
105 *Jon D. Levy Portland MAR 7, 2002
106 *Warren M. Silver Bangor JUL 29, 2005
107 *Andrew Mead Bangor MAR 22, 2007
108 *Ellen A. Gorman Portland OCT. 1, 2007
109 *Joseph M. Jabar Augusta SEPT 1, 2009

 

 

The number on the left indicates order of appointment to serve on the Court. Each individual is counted only one time. Appointees numbers 1, 8 and 87 served only as Chief Justice. Appointees designated with an asterisk (*) are currently sitting on the Supreme Judicial Court.  
Abbreviations:
Apptd. = Appointed
C.J. = Chief Justice
Reapptd. = Reappointed
Res. = Resigned
Ret. = Retired

On chart of Law Clerk, Albert M. Spear was counted twice -- 39th and 48th. This list counts him only as 39th
* Currently sitting on Supreme Judicial Court.
Source: Maine Reporter; Maine Judiciary website



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