Which President, although in office for only four years, appointed no less than six Supreme Court justices, three from his own party and three from the opposition?
Hint--Perhaps it was appropriate that Taft would be so involved in court appointments.
A--John Quincy Adams
C--Martin Van Buren
D--William Howard Taft
Taft is the answer; Carter on the other hand, appointed none. The hint is based on the later development that Taft himself would be named Chief Justice.
Here are Taft's apointtes; note how justices, by and large, seem to serve much longer terms these days.
United States Supreme Court Justices
|Hughes, Charles EvansCharles Evans Hughes||Seat 6||New York||01910-05-02-0000May 2, 1910||01916-06-10-0000June 10, 1916||–|
|Lamar, Joseph RuckerJoseph Rucker Lamar||Seat 3||Georgia||01910-12-17-0000December 17, 1910||01916-01-02-0000January 2, 1916||–|
|Lurton, Horace HarmonHorace Harmon Lurton||Seat 1||Tennessee||01909-12-20-0000December 20, 1909||01914-07-12-0000July 12, 1914||–|
|Pitney, MahlonMahlon Pitney||Seat 8||New Jersey||01912-03-13-0000March 13, 1912||01922-12-31-0000December 31, 1922||–|
|Van Devanter, WillisWillis Van Devanter||Seat 4||Wyoming||01910-12-16-0000December 16, 1910||01937-06-02-0000June 2, 1937||01941-02-08-0000February 8, 1941|
|White, Edward DouglassEdward Douglass White||Chief Justice||Louisiana||01910-12-12-0000December 12, 1910||01921-05-19-0000May 19, 1921||–|