Stephen Johnson Field

Stephen Johnson Field (November 4, 1816 – April 9, 1899) was an American jurist. He was an Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court from May 20, 1863, to December 1, 1897, the second longest tenure of any justice. Prior to this appointment, he was the fifth Chief Justice of California.

Stephen Johnson Field
Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States
In office
May 20, 1863  December 1, 1897
Nominated byAbraham Lincoln
Preceded bySeat established
Succeeded byJoseph McKenna
5th Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of California
In office
September 12, 1859  May 20, 1863
Nominated byJohn B. Weller
Preceded byDavid S. Terry
Succeeded byWarner Cope
Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of California
In office
October 13, 1857  September 12, 1859
Nominated byJ. Neely Johnson
Preceded byHugh Murray
Succeeded byEdwin B. Crocker
Member of the California State Assembly
from the 14th district
In office
1851–1852
Preceded byConstituency established
Succeeded byA. G. Caldwell
Personal details
Born(1816-11-04)November 4, 1816
Haddam, Connecticut, U.S.
DiedApril 9, 1899(1899-04-09) (aged 82)
Washington, D.C., U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)
Sue Virginia Swearingen
(m. 1859)
EducationWilliams College (BA)
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