< Return to Religious Affiliation of U.S. Supreme Court Justices
< Return to Famous Episcopalians
The Religious Affiliation of Supreme Court Justice
David Souter became a justice on the U.S. Supreme Court in 1990. He is an Episcopalian (i.e., a member of the Episcopal Church, which is the United States province of the Anglican Communion).
From: Rachel Zoll (Associated Press), "Alito would tip court to Catholics: If nominee's confirmed, members would hold majority for 1st time", published in The Indiana Star, 2 November 2005 (http://www.indystar.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20051102/NEWS06/511020482/1012; viewed 2 November 2005):
Protestants have been so dominant on the court that half of the justices have come from just three denominations: the Episcopal, Presbyterian and Congregational churches...
Only two Protestants would remain on the Supreme Court [if Samuel Alito is confirmed to replace retiring justice Sandra Day O'Connor] -- David Souter and John Paul Stevens.
Webpage created 31 October 2005. Last modified 2 November 2005.
We are always striving to increase the accuracy and usefulness of our website. We are happy to hear from you. Please submit questions, suggestions, comments, corrections, etc. to: email@example.com.