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The Legal 100:
A Ranking of the Individuals Who Have Most Influenced the Law


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- Religious Affiliation of U.S. Supreme Court Justices
The list below is from the book The Legal 100: A Ranking of the Individuals Who Have Most Influenced the Law, Citadel Press (1998), written by Darien A. McWhirter.


1James MadisonEpiscopalian
2Alexander HamiltonEpiscopalian
3John MarshallEpiscopalian
4Ciceroancient Greco-Roman philosophy; deist
5Daniel WebsterUnitarian
6Clarence Darrowagnostic
7William Mansfield 
8Thomas ErskineReformed Christian; Calvinist
9Edward Marshall Hall 
10Earl WarrenProtestant
11Edward Coke 
12Francis BaconAnglican
13William Blackstone 
14James Kent 
15George WytheEpiscopalian
16John Lockeraised as a Puritan (Anglican); later general liberal Protestant Christian
17Montesquieu 
18Oliver Wendell HolmesUnitarian
19Louis D. BrandeisJewish
20John Marshall Harlan 
21AristotleGreek philosophy; Platonism; Aristotelian philosophy
22Jeremy Benthamatheist
23John Stuart Millagnostic; Utilitarian
24John Austin 
25Karl MarxJewish; Lutheran; Atheist; Marxism/Communism
26Earl Rogers 
27Charles Evans Hughes 
28Hugo BlackBaptist
29William O. DouglasPresbyterian
30Felix FrankfurterJewish
31Hammurabi 
32Solon 
33Justinian ICatholic
34Henry II 
35Edward I 
36Napoleon BonaparteCatholic (nominal)
37Benjamin DisraeliJewish Anglican
38William Gladstone 
39Theodore RooseveltDutch Reformed; Episcopalian
40Woodrow WilsonPresbyterian
41Franklin D. RooseveltEpiscopalian
42Lyndon Baines JohnsonDisciples of Christ
43Christopher Langdell 
44Roscoe Pound 
45Benjamin Cardozo 
46Lemuel Shaw 
47Mary WollstonecraftUnitarian
48William GodwinSandemanian
49Mohandas GandhiHindu; Jain
50Susan B. AnthonyQuaker; Unitarian
51Emmeline Pankhurst 
52Martin Luther King Jr.Baptist
53Charles Hamilton Houston 
54Thurgood MarshallEpiscopalian
55John W. Davis 
56William BrennanCatholic
57Thomas MoreCatholic
58Edmund BurkeAnglican
59Andrew Hamilton 
60Rufus Choate 
61William Pinkney 
62Patrick HenryEpiscopalian
63John AdamsUnitarian
64Thomas Jeffersonraised Episcopalian; later no specific denomination
held Christian, Deist, Unitarian beliefs
65Joseph StoryUnitarian
66William JohnsonPresbyterian
67Hugo Grotius 
68Henry Maine 
69Edward Livingston 
70David Dudley Field 
71Samuel Jones Tilden 
72Joseph H. Choate 
73Elihu Root 
74Stephen Johnson Field 
75Samuel Freeman Miller 
76Joseph P. BradleyPresbyterian
77Ferdinand LassalleJewish
78Otto Von Bismarck 
79LeninRussian Orthodox; Communist
80Abraham Lincolnraised Baptist; later no specific denomination
81Henry Clay 
82John C. CalhounPresbyterian; Unitarian
83Thurman Arnold 
84Edward Bennett Williams 
85Samuel Romilly 
86Henry Brougham 
87Daniel O'ConnellCatholic
88Alfred Denning 
89H.L.A. Hart 
90Patrick Hastings 
91John Hemphill 
92Sam Houston 
93Learned Hand 
94John JayEpiscopalian
95William Jennings BryanPresbyterian
96Robert M. La Follette 
97William M. Kunstler 
98Sandra Day O'ConnorEpiscopalian
99Erle Stanley Gardner 
100John Mortimer 

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