Fred M. Vinson was nominated by President Truman to be the 13th Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court on this date in 1946. The Senate confirmed his nomination on June 20th. He served on the Court for seven years. During his tenure he dealt with many hotbed issues including racial segregation. He authored both the McLaurin v. Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education et al, and Sweatt v. Painter et al decisions. See http://www.lawsuitgame.com/blog/?p=2192. To learn more about Chief Justice Vinson, go to http://www.supremecourthistory.org.