Pierce Butler (justice)

Pierce Butler (March 17, 1866 – November 16, 1939) was an American jurist who served as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States from 1923 until his death in 1939. He is notable for being the first Supreme Court Justice to hail from the state of Minnesota, and for being a Democrat appointed by a Republican president, Warren G. Harding.

Pierce Butler
Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States
In office
December 21, 1922  November 16, 1939[1]
Nominated byWarren Harding
Preceded byWilliam Day
Succeeded byFrank Murphy
Personal details
Born(1866-03-17)March 17, 1866
Dakota County, Minnesota, U.S.
DiedNovember 16, 1939(1939-11-16) (aged 73)
Washington, D.C., U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)
Annie Cronin
(m. 1891)
Children1
EducationCarleton College (BS)