Thursday, March 15, 2012

Faces of Justice

Once again, our blog is pleased to feature the work of Vermont Lawyer and Legal Historian Paul Gillies.  


Today, Paul has compiled a short movie featuring every available picture of the various  justices that have served on the Vermont Supreme Court.  


Throw out your gold teeth and pop up the corn.  You have never seen anything like this:






[Updated Note: below the fold is a complete list of all 131 justices and a plea from Paul]



Paul writes:

Not all the pictures are clear.  Some have unexplained water blotches.  I would be delighted to have better pictures to replace the worst ones, and to fill in the gaps in the ones I’m missing.  Here is the full list, with the missing pictures emboldened:


1.  Moses Robinson.  October 1778 to October 1781 (3); June 1782 to October 1784 (2 years, 5 months).  October 1785 to October 1789 (4). 
2.  John Shepardson  October 1778 to October 1780. 
3.  John Fassett, Jr.  October 1778 to October 17864. 
Thomas Chandler, Jr.  October 1778 to October 1779 
5.  John Throop  October 1778 to October 1781; February 1782 to October 1782
6.  Paul Spooner  October 1779 to October 1789, except 1781.  CJ 1784-1785. 
7.  Increase Moseley  Oct 1780 to Oct 1781. 
8.  Elisha Payne.  October 1781 to February 1782. 
9.  Simeon Olcott   Elected Oct 1781, resigned January 28, 1782. 
10.  Jonas Fay  1782, from June to October
11.  Peter Olcutt  October 1783 to October 1785. 
12.  Thomas Porter  October 1784 to October 1786. 
13.  Nathaniel Niles 
14.  Nathaniel Chipman.
15.  Luke Knowlton
16.  Stephen R. Bradley
17. Noah Smith
18. Samuel Knight
19.  Elijah Paine
20.  Isaac Tichenor
21.  Lott Hall
22.  Enoch Woodbridge
23.  Israel Smith
24.  Jonathan Robinson
25.  Royal Tyler
26.  Stephen Jacob
27.  Theophilus Harrington
28.  Jonas Galusha
29.  David Fay
30.  Daniel Farrand
31.  Jonathan Hatch Hubbard
32.  Asa Aldis
33.  Richard Skinner
34.  James Fisk
35.  William A. Palmer
36.  Dudley Chase
37.  Joel Doolittle
38.  William Brayton
39.  C. P. Van Ness
40.  Charles K. Williams
41.  Asa Aikens
42.  Samuel Prentiss
43.  Titus Hutchinson
44.  Stephen Royce, Jr.
45.  Bates Turner
46.  Ephraim Paddock
47. John C. Thompson
48. Nicholas Baylies
49.  Samuel S. Phelps
50.  Jacob Collamer
51.  John Mattocks
52.  Isaac Fletcher Redfield 
53.  Milo L. Bennett
54.  William Hebard
55.  Daniel Kellogg
56.  Charles Davis
57.  Hiland Hall
58. Luke P. Poland
59.  Pierpoint Isham
60.  Asa O. Aldis 
61.  John Pierpoint
62.  James Barrett
63.  Loyal C. Kellogg
64.  Asahel Peck
65.  Herman R. Beardsley.  September and November, 1865.
66.  Benjamin H. Steele
67.  John Prout
68.  William C. Wilson
69.  Hoyt H. Wheeler
70.  Homer E. Royce
71. Timothy P. Redfield
72.  Jonathan Ross
73.  H. Henry Powers
74.  Walter C. Dunton
75.  Wheelock G. Veazey
76.   Russell S. Taft
77.  John W. Rowell
78.  William H. Walker
79.  James M. Tyler
80.  Loveland Munson
81.  Henry R. Start
82.  Laforrest H. Thompson
83.  John H. Watson
84.  Wendell P. Stafford
85.  Seneca Haselton
86.  George M. Powers
87.  Willard W. Miles
88.  William H. Taylor
89.  Leighton P. Slack
90.  Robert E. Healy
91.  Fred M. Butler  1919
92.  Frank L. Fish 
93.  Sherman R. Moulton
94.  Harrie B. Chase
95.  Julius A. Willcox
96.  Frank D. Thompson
97.  Warner A. Graham
98.  John C. Sherburne
99.  John S. Buttles
100.  Allen R. Sturtevant
101.  Olin M. Jeffords
102.  Walter H. Cleary
103.  Charles B. Adams
104.  Samuel H. Blackmer
105.  Stephen S. Cushing
106.  Paul A. Chase  
107.  Benjamin H. Hurlburd  
108.  James S. Holden 
109.  P. L. Shangraw  
110.  Albert W. Barney, Jr.  
111.  Milford K. Smith  
112.  Harold C. Sylvester  1
113.  F. Ray Keyser, Sr. 
114.  Rudolph J. Daley  
115.  Robert Larrow        
116.  Wynn Underwood 
117.  Franklin Swift Billings Jr.
118.  William C. Hill  
119.  Louis P. Peck 
120.  Ernest Gibson III       
121.  Frederic Allen   
122.  John Dooley III  
123.  Frank Mahady  
124.  James Morse
125.  Thomas Hayes  
126.  Denise Johnson  
127.  Jeffrey Amestoy 
128.  Marilyn Skoglund  
129.  Paul Reiber 
130.  Brian Burgess.
131.  Beth Robinson

Now, how to watch.  Keep your eyes fixed on their eyes.  Watch their mouths.  Their posture.  Their hair.  Their ties.  I think it’s intoxicating.  What a group of worthies.  These are our Solomons.

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