Fred M. Vinson

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Fred M. Vinson
13th Chief Justice of the United States
In office
June 21, 1946[1] – September 8, 1953
Nominated by Harry S. Truman
Preceded by Harlan F. Stone
Succeeded by Earl Warren
53rd Secretary of the Treasury
In office
July 23, 1945 – June 23, 1946
President Harry S. Truman
Preceded by Henry Morgenthau, Jr.
Succeeded by John W. Snyder
2nd Director of the Office of Economic Stabilization
In office
1943–1945
President Franklin D. Roosevelt
Preceded by James Byrnes
Succeeded by William H. Davis
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit
In office
1938–1943
Nominated by Franklin D. Roosevelt
Preceded by Charles Henry Robb
Succeeded by William Kingsbury Miller
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Kentucky's 8th district
In office
March 4, 1933 – May 27, 1938
Preceded by Ralph Waldo Emerson Gilbert
Succeeded by Joe B. Bates
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Kentucky's 9th district
In office
March 4, 1931 – March 3, 1933
Preceded by Elva R. Kendall
Succeeded by John Y. Brown, Sr.
In office
January 24, 1924 – March 3, 1929
Preceded by William Jason Fields
Succeeded by Elva R. Kendall
Personal details
Born Frederick Moore Vinson
January 22, 1890(1890-01-22)
Louisa, Lawrence County, Kentucky, U.S.
Died September 8, 1953(1953-09-08) (aged 63)
Washington, D.C., U.S.
Resting place Pinehill Cemetery
Louisa, Kentucky, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Julia Roberta Dixon
Children Frederick Moore Vinson, Jr.
James Vinson
Alma mater Centre College
Religion Methodist
Military service
Service/branch United States Army
Years of service 1917–1919
Battles/wars World War I

Frederick "Fred" Moore Vinson (January 22, 1890 – September 8, 1953) was an American lawyer and politician who served in all three branches of the United States.

In the legislative branch, he was an elected member of the United States House of Representatives from Louisa, Kentucky, for twelve years. In the executive branch, he was the Secretary of Treasury under President Harry S. Truman. In the judicial branch, he was the 13th Chief Justice of the United States, appointed by President Truman.

As of 2014, he is the last Chief Justice to have been nominated by a president from the Democratic Party.[2]

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