November 21, 2006

Graves of the Justices.

Here's your map. Plan next summer's car trip now. (Somewhere in my disheveled office, I have a book describing how each Justice died. I think it's called "Leaving the Court." Interesting reading. Harrowing to see what killed people 100 or 200 years ago.)

ADDED: Oh, it's called "Leaving the Bench." Still can't find my copy.

8 comments:

Gahrie said...

1) It's faintly interesting that only seven of the grave sites are west of the Mississipi. (and two of those are withing a couple of miles of it

2) Neither of the St. Paul Minn. twins (Burger and Blackmun) were buried in St. Paul, but a third Justice (Butler..all three names began with "B"?) is.

Anonymous said...

It wasn't supreme court justices, but a few years back my family took a trip out east, and we planned visits to a dozen US presidents' gravesites. We got our idea based upon the book "Who's buried in Grant's Tomb?", a very good book about the presidents, their last days, and their burial sites.

I recall that my wife and I found the road trip interesting, though my daughters found it less so. Since then, we've also gotten to an additional 4 gravesites when we were in their area. I don't know if I'll make it to them all, but it does provide for an interesting diversion on road trips.

Ruth Anne Adams said...

Justices-in-grave instead of grave injustices.

Eli Blake said...

Ruth Adams:

Good one.

ROTFLMAO

Anonymous said...

I'll be in Chicago next weekend, but I don't plan on visiting Justice Fuller.

Mellow-Drama said...

Where's John Marshal??

Jim said...

Where's John Marshal??

The link above lists justices with last names beginning with A-L. Here's K-Z.

mikeyes said...

It looks like Justice William Johnston remains are still in transit (South Carolina)