The Religious Affiliation of Supreme Court Justice
Pierce Butler was a Supreme Court justice. He served from 1923 until 1939.
Pierce Butler was Catholic.
Pierce Butler should not be confused with the similarly named 18th Century American politician Pierce Butler (a signer of the U.S. Constitution and a U.S. Senator in the First Federal Congress).
From: Jerry Filteau, "Alito would be fifth Catholic on Supreme Court", posted on Catholic News Service website, 31 October 2005 (http://www.catholicnews.com/data/stories/cns/0506179.htm; viewed 31 October 2005):
Past Catholics on the Supreme Court included... Joseph McKenna, Pierce Butler, Frank Murphy and William Brennan Jr.
Webpage created 31 October 2005. Last modified 31 October 2005.
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