Supreme Court Nominations, Votes (1789-Present)

Supreme Court Nominations, present-1789 (1789-present)  
The Constitution requires the president to submit nominations to the Senate for its advice and consent. Since the Supreme Court was established in 1789, presidents have submitted 163 nominations for the Court, including those for chief justice. Of this total, 125 were confirmed (7 declined to serve). This chart lists nominations officially submitted to the Senate.
Nominee To Replace Nominated Vote Result & Date
President Donald Trump
Brett Kavanaugh Kennedy Jul 10, 2018
Neil M. Gorsuch Scalia Feb 1, 2017 54-45  No.  111 C Apr 7, 2017
President Barack Obama
Merrick B. Garland Scalia Mar 16, 2016 N
Elena Kagan Stevens May 10, 2010 63-37  No.  229 C Aug 5, 2010
Sonia Sotomayor Souter Jun 1, 2009 68-31  No.  262 C Aug 6, 2009
President George W. Bush
Samuel A. Alito, Jr. O’Connor Nov 10, 2005 58-42  No.  2 C Jan 31, 2006
Harriet Miers O’Connor Oct 7, 2005 W Oct 28, 2005
John G. Roberts, Jr.1 Rehnquist Sep 6, 2005 78-22  No.  245 C Sep 29, 2005
John G. Roberts, Jr. O’Connor Jul 29, 2005 W Sep 6, 2005
President Bill Clinton
Stephen G. Breyer Blackmun May 17, 1994 87-9  No.  242 C Jul 29, 1994
Ruth Bader Ginsburg White Jun 22, 1993 96-3  No.  232 C Aug 3, 1993
President George H.W. Bush
Clarence Thomas Marshall Jul 8, 1991 52-48  No.  220 C Oct 15, 1991
David H. Souter Brennan Jul 25, 1990 90-9  No.  259 C Oct 2, 1990
President Ronald Reagan
Anthony M. Kennedy Powell Nov 30, 1987 97-0  No.  16 C Feb 3, 1988
Robert H. Bork Powell Jul 7, 1987 42-58  No.  348 R Oct 23, 1987
Antonin Scalia Rehnquist Jun 24, 1986 98-0  No.  267 C Sep 17, 1986
William H. Rehnquist2 Burger Jun 20, 1986 65-33  No.  266 C Sep 17, 1986
Sandra Day O’Connor Stewart Aug 19, 1981 99-0  No.  274 C Sep 21, 1981
President Gerald Ford
John Paul Stevens Douglas Nov 28, 1975 98-0  No.  603 C Dec 17, 1975
President Richard Nixon
William H. Rehnquist Harlan Oct 22, 1971 68-26  No.  450 C Dec 10, 1971
Lewis F. Powell, Jr. Black Oct 22, 1971 89-1  No.  439 C Dec 6, 1971
Harry Blackmun Fortas Apr 15, 1970 94-0  No.  143 C May 12, 1970
G. Harrold Carswell Fortas Jan 19, 1970 45-51  No.  122 R Apr 8, 1970
Clement Haynsworth, Jr. Fortas Aug 21, 1969 45-55  No.  154 R Nov 21, 1969
Warren Burger3 Warren May 23, 1969 74-3  No.  35 C Jun 9, 1969
President Lyndon Johnson
Homer Thornberry Fortas Jun 26, 1968 W Oct 4, 1968
Abe Fortas4 Warren Jun 26, 1968 W Oct 4, 1968
Thurgood Marshall Clark Jun 13, 1967 69-11  No.  240 C Aug 30, 1967
Abe Fortas Goldberg Jul 28, 1965 V C Aug 11, 1965
President John Kennedy
Arthur Goldberg Frankfurter Aug 31, 1962 V C Sep 25, 1962
Byron White Whittaker Apr 3, 1962 V C Apr 11, 1962
President Dwight Eisenhower
Potter Stewart Burton Jan 17, 1959 70-17 C May 5, 1959
Charles Whittaker Reed Mar 2, 1957 V C Mar 19, 1957
William Brennan, Jr. Minton Jan 14, 1957 V C Mar 19, 1957
John Harlan Jackson Jan 10, 1955 71-11 C Mar 16, 1955
John Harlan Jackson Nov 9, 1954 N
Earl Warren5 Vinson Jan 11, 1954 V C Mar 1, 1954
President Harry Truman
Sherman Minton Rutledge Sep 15, 1949 48-16 C Oct 4, 1949
Tom Clark Murphy Aug 2, 1949 73-8 C Aug 18, 1949
Fred Vinson6 Stone Jun 6, 1946 V C Jun 20, 1946
Harold Burton Roberts Sep 18, 1945 V C Sep 19, 1945
President Franklin Roosevelt
Wiley Rutledge Byrnes Jan 11, 1943 V C Feb 8, 1943
Robert Jackson Stone Jun 12, 1941 V C Jul 7, 1941
James Byrnes McReynolds Jun 12, 1941 V C Jun 12, 1941
Harlan Stone7 Hughes Jun 12, 1941 V C Jun 27, 1941
Frank Murphy Butler Jan 4, 1940 V C Jan 16, 1940
William Douglas Brandeis Mar 20, 1939 62-4 C Apr 4, 1939
Felix Frankfurter Cardozo Jan 5, 1939 V C Jan 17, 1939
Stanley Reed Sutherland Jan 15, 1938 V C Jan 25, 1938
Hugo Black Van Devanter Aug 12, 1937 63-16 C Aug 17, 1937
President Herbert Hoover
Benjamin Cardozo Holmes Feb 15, 1932 V C Feb 24, 1932
Owen Roberts Sanford May 9, 1930 V C May 20, 1930
John Parker Sanford Mar 21, 1930 39-41 R May 7, 1930
Charles Hughes8 Taft Feb 3, 1930 52-26 C Feb 13, 1930
President Calvin Coolidge
Harlan Stone McKenna Jan 5, 1925 71-6 C Feb 5, 1925
President Warren Harding
Edward Sanford Pitney Jan 24, 1923 V C Jan 29, 1923
Pierce Butler Day Dec 5, 1922 61-8 C Dec 21, 1922
Pierce Butler Day Nov 21, 1922 N
George Sutherland Clarke Sep 5, 1922 V C Sep 5, 1922
William Taft9 White Jun 30, 1921 60-4 C Jun 30, 1921
President Woodrow Wilson
John Clarke Hughes Jul 14, 1916 V C Jul 24, 1916
Louis Brandeis Lamar Jan 28, 1916 47-22 C Jun 1, 1916
James McReynolds Lurton Aug 19, 1914 44-6 C Aug 29, 1914
President William Taft
Mahlon Pitney Harlan Feb 19, 1912 50-26 C Mar 13, 1912
Joseph Lamar Moody Dec 12, 1910 V C Dec 15, 1910
Willis Van Devanter White Dec 12, 1910 V C Dec 15, 1910
Edward White10 Fuller Dec 12, 1910 V C Dec 12, 1910
Charles Hughes Brewer Apr 25, 1910 V C May 2, 1910
Horace Lurton Peckham Dec 13, 1909 V C Dec 20, 1909
President Theodore Roosevelt
William Moody Brown Dec 3, 1906 V C Dec 12, 1906
William Day Shiras Feb 19, 1903 V C Feb 23, 1903
Oliver Holmes Gray Dec 2, 1902 V C Dec 4, 1902
President William McKinley
Joseph McKenna Field Dec 16, 1897 V C Jan 21, 1898
President Grover Cleveland
Rufus Peckham Jackson Dec 3, 1895 V C Dec 9, 1895
Edward White Blatchford Feb 19, 1894 V C Feb 19, 1894
Wheeler Peckham Blatchford Jan 22, 1894 32-41 R Feb 16, 1894
William Hornblower Blatchford Dec 5, 1893 24-30 R Jan 15, 1894
William Hornblower Blatchford Sep 19, 1893 N
President Benjamin Harrison
Howell Jackson Lamar Feb 2, 1893 V C Feb 18, 1893
George Shiras, Jr. Bradley Jul 19, 1892 V C Jul 26, 1892
Henry Brown Miller Dec 23, 1890 V C Dec 29, 1890
David Brewer Matthews Dec 4, 1889 53-11 C Dec 18, 1889
President Grover Cleveland
Melville Fuller11 Waite Apr 30, 1888 41-20 C Jul 20, 1888
Lucius Lamar Woods Dec 6, 1887 32-28 C Jan 16, 1888
President Chester Arthur
Samuel Blatchford Hunt Mar 13, 1882 V C Mar 22, 1882
Roscoe Conkling Hunt Feb 24, 1882 39-12 D Mar 2, 1882
Horace Gray Clifford Dec 19, 1881 51-5 C Dec 20, 1881
President James Garfield
Stanley Matthews Swayne Mar 14, 1881 24-23 C May 12, 1881
President Rutherford Hayes
Stanley Matthews Swayne Jan 26, 1881 N
William Woods Strong Dec 15, 1880 39-8 C Dec 21, 1880
John Harlan Davis Oct 16, 1877 V C Nov 29, 1877
President Ulysses Grant
Morrison Waite12 Chase Jan 19, 1874 63-0 C Jan 21, 1874
Caleb Cushing13 Chase Jan 9, 1874 W Jan 13, 1874
George Williams14 Chase Dec 1, 1873 W Jan 8, 1874
Ward Hunt Nelson Dec 3, 1872 V C Dec 11, 1872
Joseph Bradley (new seat) Feb 7, 1870 46-9 C Mar 21, 1870
William Strong Grier Feb 7, 1870 C Feb 18, 1870
Edwin Stanton15 Grier Dec 20, 1869 46-11 C Dec 20, 1869
Ebenezer Hoar (new seat) Dec 14, 1869 24-33 R Feb 3, 1870
President Andrew Johnson
Henry Stanbery Catron Apr 16, 1866 N
President Abraham Lincoln
Salmon Chase16 Taney Dec 6, 1864 V C Dec 6, 1864
Stephen Field (new seat) Mar 6, 1863 V C Mar 10, 1863
David Davis Campbell Dec 1, 1862 V C Dec 8, 1862
Samuel Miller Daniel Jul 16, 1862 V C Jul 16, 1862
Noah Swayne McLean Jan 21, 1862 38-1 C Jan 24, 1862
President James Buchanan
Jeremiah Black Daniel Feb 5, 1861 25-26 R Feb 21, 1861
Nathan Clifford Curtis Dec 9, 1857 26-23 C Jan 12, 1858
President Franklin Pierce
John Campbell McKinley Mar 21, 1853 V C Mar 22, 1853
President Millard Fillmore
William Micou McKinley Feb 14, 1853 N
Geoge Badger McKinley Jan 3, 1853 W Feb 14, 1853
Edward Bradford McKinley Aug 16, 1852 N
Benjamin Curtis Woodbury Dec 11, 1851 V C Dec 20, 1851
President James Polk
Robert Grier Baldwin Aug 3, 1846 V C Aug 4, 1846
Levi Woodbury Story Dec 23, 1845 V C Jan 3, 1846
George Woodward Baldwin Dec 23, 1845 20-29 R Jan 22, 1846
President John Tyler
John Read Baldwin Feb 7, 1845 N
Samuel Nelson Thompson Feb 4, 1845 V C Feb 14, 1845
Reuben Walworth Thompson Dec 4, 1844 W Feb 4, 1845
Edward King Baldwin Dec 4, 1844 W Feb 7, 1845
Reuben Walworth17 Thompson Jun 17, 1844 N Jun 17, 1844
John Spencer Thompson Jun 17, 1844 W Jun 17, 1844
Edward King Baldwin Jun 5, 1844 29-18 P Jun 15, 1844
Reuben Walworth Thompson Mar 13, 1844 27-20 W Jun 17, 1844
John Spencer Thompson Jan 8, 1844 21-26 R Jan 31, 1844
President Martin Van Buren
Peter Daniel Barbour Feb 26, 1841 25-5 C Mar 2, 1841
John McKinley (new seat) Sep 18, 1837 V C Sep 25, 1837
President Andrew Jackson
John Catron (new seat) Mar 3, 1837 28-15 C Mar 8, 1837
William Smith (new seat) Mar 3, 1837 23-18 D Mar 8, 1837
Philip Barbour Duvall Dec 28, 1835 30-11 C Mar 15, 1836
Roger Taney18 Marshall Dec 28, 1835 29-15 C Mar 15, 1836
Roger Taney Duvall Jan 15, 1835 24-21 P Mar 3, 1835
James Wayne Johnson Jan 6, 1835 V C Jan 9, 1835
Henry Baldwin Washington Jan 4, 1830 41-2 C Jan 6, 1830
John McLean Trimble Mar 6, 1829 V C Mar 7, 1829
President John Quincy Adams
John Crittenden Trimble Dec 17, 1828 23-17 P Feb 12, 1829
Robert Trimble Todd Apr 11, 1826 27-5 C May 9, 1826
President James Monroe
Smith Thompson Livingston Dec 5, 1823 V C Dec 9, 1823
President James Madison
Gabriel Duvall Chase Nov 15, 1811 V C Nov 18, 1811
Joseph Story Cushing Nov 15, 1811 V C Nov 18, 1811
John Quincy Adams Cushing Feb 21, 1811 D Feb 22, 1811
Alexander Wolcott Cushing Feb 4, 1811 9-24 R Feb 13, 1811
Levi Lincoln Cushing Jan 2, 1811 D Jan 3, 1811
President Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Todd (new seat) Feb 28, 1807 V C Mar 2, 1807
H. Brockholst Livingston Paterson Dec 13, 1806 V C Dec 17, 1806
William Johnson Moore Mar 22, 1804 V C Mar 24, 1804
President John Adams
John Marshall19 Ellsworth Jan 20, 1801 V C Jan 27, 1801
John Jay20 Ellsworth Dec 18, 1800 D Dec 19, 1800
Alfred Moore Iredell Dec 4, 1799 V C Dec 10, 1799
Bushrod Washington Wilson Dec 19, 1798 V C Dec 20, 1798
President George Washington
Oliver Ellsworth21 Jay Mar 3, 1796 21-1 C Mar 4, 1796
Samuel Chase Blair Jan 26, 1796 V C Jan 27, 1796
William Cushing22 Jay Jan 26, 1796 D Jan 27, 1796
John Rutledge23 Jay Dec 10, 1795 10-14 R Dec 15, 1795
William Paterson Johnson Mar 4, 1793 V C Mar 4, 1793
William Paterson Johnson Feb 27, 1793 W Feb 28, 1793
Thomas Johnson Rutledge Oct 31, 1791 V C Nov 7, 1791
James Iredell Harrison Feb 8, 1790 V C Feb 10, 1790
John Blair Sep 24, 1789 V C Sep 26, 1789
James Wilson Sep 24, 1789 V C Sep 26, 1789
Robert Harrison Sep 24, 1789 D Sep 26, 1789
William Cushing Sep 24, 1789 V C Sep 26, 1789
John Rutledge Sep 24, 1789 V C Sep 26, 1789
John Jay24 Sep 24, 1789 V C Sep 26, 1789
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