List of nominations to the Supreme Court of the United States

The Supreme Court of the United States is the highest ranking judicial body in the U.S. Established by Article III of the Constitution, the Court was organized by the 1st United States Congress through the Judiciary Act of 1789. Since 1789, there have been 163 formal nominations to the Supreme Court; through 2018, 126 have been confirmed. George Washington holds the record for most Supreme Court nominations, with 14 nominations.

About List of nominations to the Supreme Court of the United States in brief

Summary List of nominations to the Supreme Court of the United StatesThe Supreme Court of the United States is the highest ranking judicial body in the U.S. Established by Article III of the Constitution, the Court was organized by the 1st United States Congress through the Judiciary Act of 1789. Since 1789, there have been 163 formal nominations to the Supreme Court; through 2018, 126 have been confirmed. Once confirmed to a seat on the Court, justices have life tenure, and so they serve until they die in office, resign or retire, or are impeached and removed from office.

George Washington holds the record for most Supreme Court nominations, with 14 nominations. Making the second-most nominations were Franklin D. Roosevelt and John Tyler, with nine each. Three presidents—William Henry Harrison, Zachary Taylor, and Jimmy Carter—did not make any nominations, as there were no vacancies while they were in office.