The Career Of David Souter

David Souter and Anthony Kennedy are greeted by Senator Ernest Hollings (D-SC), prior to testifying May 2 at a Senate Judiciary Committee appropriations hearing, 1996.


The complete Supreme Court as of September, 2005 walking down the steps of the Supreme Court.


Souter is honored by the dedication of a conference room at the New Hampshire Supreme Court, where he served for seven years. After serving on the First Circuit Court of Appeals for five months, Souter was appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court by George H.W. Bush in 1990.

Souter was born in Massachusetts and graduated from Havard University. He later received an A.B. in Jurisprudence from Oxford University.

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Souter pictured with his mentor former Sen. Warren Rudman, at the dedication of a new federal court building in Concord named for Rudman, 1997.

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who underwent surgery for pancreatic cancer earlier this year, is widely considered as another possible retirement during President Obama’s first term.


Souter and Mary Susan Leahy, president of the NH Supreme Court Society, listen as former Sen. Warren Rudman dedicates a room named for Souter.

Souter observes the plaque with his name with Loretta Kenison, whose late husband Frank Rowe Kenison served on the state Supreme Court for 31 years, including 25 years as Chief Justice.

Souter at the inauguration of President Barack Obama, January, 2009.


Souter at an event honoring ACLU President Nadine Strossen.


The complete Supreme Court as of December, 1993.