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From looking at DC from the Civil War until 1900 it appears that many of the members of the "DC Supreme Court" were former Congressman. Example, Chief Justice David K. Cartter was appointed by Lincoln and served from 1863 until his death in 1887.

This is great research you've done, David.

by John Muller on Nov 20, 2012 3:15 pm • linkreport

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