Rutledge John

Rut·ledge

 (rŭt′lĭj), John 1739-1800.
American politician and jurist. Governor of South Carolina (1779-1782) and a delegate to the US Constitutional Convention, he strongly advocated Southern interests. He also served as an associate justice (1789-1791) of the US Supreme Court and as interim chief justice (1795) until the US Senate rejected his nomination.
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