Fred M. Vinson
chief justice of the United States from 1946 to 1953
Frederick "Fred" Moore Vinson (January 22, 1890 – September 8, 1953) was an American lawyer and politician who served in all three branches of the United States.
Fred M. Vinson
|13th Chief Justice of the United States|
June 21, 1946 – September 8, 1953
|Nominated by||Harry S. Truman|
|Preceded by||Harlan F. Stone|
|Succeeded by||Earl Warren|
|53rd Secretary of the Treasury|
July 23, 1945 – June 23, 1946
|President||Harry S. Truman|
|Preceded by||Henry Morgenthau, Jr.|
|Succeeded by||John W. Snyder|
|2nd Director of the Office of Economic Stabilization|
|President||Franklin D. Roosevelt|
|Preceded by||James Byrnes|
|Succeeded by||William H. Davis|
|Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit|
|Nominated by||Franklin D. Roosevelt|
|Preceded by||Charles Henry Robb|
|Succeeded by||William Kingsbury Miller|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Kentucky's 8th district|
March 4, 1933 – May 27, 1938
|Preceded by||Ralph Waldo Emerson Gilbert|
|Succeeded by||Joe B. Bates|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Kentucky's 9th district|
March 4, 1931 – March 3, 1933
|Preceded by||Elva R. Kendall|
|Succeeded by||John Y. Brown, Sr.|
January 24, 1924 – March 3, 1929
|Preceded by||William Jason Fields|
|Succeeded by||Elva R. Kendall|
Frederick Moore Vinson
January 22, 1890
Louisa, Lawrence County, Kentucky, U.S.
|Died||September 8, 1953 (aged 63)|
Washington, D.C., U.S.
|Resting place||Pinehill Cemetery|
Louisa, Kentucky, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Julia Roberta Dixon|
|Children||Frederick Moore Vinson, Jr.|
|Alma mater||Centre College|
|Branch/service||United States Army|
|Years of service||1917–1919|
|Battles/wars||World War I|
In the legislative branch, he was an elected member of the United States House of Representatives from Louisa, Kentucky, for twelve years. In the executive branch, he was the Secretary of Treasury under President Harry S. Truman. In the judicial branch, he was the 13th Chief Justice of the United States, appointed by President Truman.
As of 2014, he is the last Chief Justice to have been nominated by a president from the Democratic Party.
- ↑ "Federal Judicial Center: Fred M. Vinson". 2009-12-12. Retrieved 2009-12-12.
- ↑ "Fred M. Vinson". Laws.com. Retrieved April 23, 2013.
- Biography Archived 2004-08-03 at the Wayback Machine, at the U.S. Treasury Office of the Curator.
- Truman Presents Supreme Court Chief Justice Vinson With Historic Gavel, 1948[permanent dead link] Shapell Manuscript Foundation
- Chief Justice Vinson dies of Heart Attack, New York Times, September 8, 1953.
- Find a Grave, Frederick M. Vinson.
- Obituary, NY Times, September 9, 1953, Vinson Excelled In Federal Posts.
- Oyez Project, Fred M. Vinson, United States Supreme Court.
- Supreme Court Historical Society, The Vinson Court. Archived 2008-10-06 at the Wayback Machine