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.


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.


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??