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Yousuf Karsh, master photographer of the 20th century

Supreme Court Justices

Earl Warren, 1955

This week the United States will seat a new supreme court justice. Yousuf Karsh photographed several North American justices, from the 1930s to the 1970s, as you can see from this long list.

For example, Earl Warren, who served as Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court from 1953-1969, where he oversaw groundbreaking decisions including banning segregation in public schools. He was later appointed to chair what became known as the Warren Commission, which was formed to investigate the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Warren is the last Supreme Court justice to have served as governor of a U.S. state, the last justice to have been elected to statewide elected office, and the last serving politician to be elevated to the Supreme Court. (Wikipedia)

This portrait features on the cover of the The Warren Court (Macmillan Books, 1964).