On May 19, 1921, former Chief Justice Edward Douglas White passed away. He served on the United States Supreme Court for 26 years. He was the first Associate Justice to become a Chief Justice on the high court.
More noteworthy, however, is that on the same day he was nominated to each position the Senate confirmed his appointment. That’s unheard of today. Learn more about Justice White at http://goo.gl/2bSwKv.