Practice Makes Perfect: Supreme Court Justices Who First Served As Court Clerks

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Six Supreme Court Justices served as law clerks. They are:

• Byron R. White (1962-1993) clerked for Chief Justice Fred Vinson, 1946-47.

Justice Byron R. White

Justice Byron R. White

• William H. Rehnquist (AJ 1972-1986, CJ 1986-2005) clerked for Justice Robert H. Jackson, 1952-53.

Justice William H. Rehnquist

Justice William H. Rehnquist

• John Paul Stevens (1975 to 2010) clerked for Justice Wiley B. Rutledge, 1947-48.

Justice John Paul Stevens

Justice John Paul Stevens

• Stephen G. Breyer (1994 to Present) clerked for Justice Arthur Goldberg, 1964-65.

Justice Stephen G. Breyer

Justice Stephen G. Breyer

• John G. Roberts, Jr. (2005 to Present) clerked for Justice William H. Rehnquist, 1980-81.

Justice John G. Roberts, Jr.

Justice John G. Roberts, Jr.

• Elena Kagan (2010 to Present) clerked for Justice Thurgood Marshall, 1987-88.

Justice Elena Kagan

Justice Elena Kagan

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