Fred M. Vinson

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Fred M. Vinson
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13th Chief Justice of the United States
In office
June 21, 1946[1] – September 8, 1953
Nominated byHarry S. Truman
Preceded byHarlan F. Stone
Succeeded byEarl Warren
53rd Secretary of the Treasury
In office
July 23, 1945 – June 23, 1946
PresidentHarry S. Truman
Preceded byHenry Morgenthau, Jr.
Succeeded byJohn W. Snyder
2nd Director of the Office of Economic Stabilization
In office
1943–1945
PresidentFranklin D. Roosevelt
Preceded byJames Byrnes
Succeeded byWilliam H. Davis
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit
In office
1938–1943
Nominated byFranklin D. Roosevelt
Preceded byCharles Henry Robb
Succeeded byWilliam Kingsbury Miller
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Kentucky's 8th district
In office
March 4, 1933 – May 27, 1938
Preceded byRalph Waldo Emerson Gilbert
Succeeded byJoe B. Bates
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Kentucky's 9th district
In office
March 4, 1931 – March 3, 1933
Preceded byElva R. Kendall
Succeeded byJohn Y. Brown, Sr.
In office
January 24, 1924 – March 3, 1929
Preceded byWilliam Jason Fields
Succeeded byElva R. Kendall
Personal details
BornFrederick Moore Vinson
(1890-01-22)January 22, 1890
Louisa, Lawrence County, Kentucky, U.S.
DiedSeptember 8, 1953(1953-09-08) (aged 63)
Washington, D.C., U.S.
Resting placePinehill Cemetery
Louisa, Kentucky, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Julia Roberta Dixon
ChildrenFrederick Moore Vinson, Jr.
James Vinson
Alma materCentre College
ReligionMethodist
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Army
Years of service1917–1919
Battles/warsWorld 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]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Federal Judicial Center: Fred M. Vinson". 2009-12-12. Retrieved 2009-12-12.
  2. "Fred M. Vinson". Laws.com. Retrieved April 23, 2013.

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