On This Date in Legal History

On June 6, 1946, President Truman nominated Fred M. Vinson to be the 13th Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court. The Senate confirmed his nomination, and on June 24, 1946, he was sworn in. He served on the Court for seven years. During his tenure he dealt with many hotbed issues including racial segregation.

Fred Vinson (January 22, 1890 – September 8, 1953) was appointed by President Truman as chief justice of the Supreme Court (1946 – 1953).

Fred Vinson served as Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court from June 24, 1946 — Sep 8, 1953.

He authored both the McLaurin v. Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education et al, and Sweatt v. Painter et al decisions. See https://goo.gl/JF9NkJ.  To learn more about Chief Justice Vinson go to https://goo.gl/atyIKR.

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Tina Nelson

Tina Nelson is an attorney and mom. She created the LAWSUIT™ board game to teach her three children about the law. The game was an instant success. Copyrights and a patent were obtained, and Professional Games, Inc. was born. Professional Games, Inc. created this blog to educate and keep its friends and customers regularly updated about our American legal system.
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