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Article III Judges Appointees by Presidents

Under the Constitution, the President appoints federal judges with the “advice and consent” of the Senate. The President usually consults senators or other elected officials concerning candidates for vacancies on the federal courts. The President's power to appoint new federal judges is not the judiciary's only interaction with the executive branch.

Washington George Washington
thru Warren Harding
1789-1923
809
Truman Harry S. Truman
1945-1953
133
Nixon Ricard M. Nixon
1969-1974
231
Bush George H. Bush
1989-1993
193
Coolidge Calvin Coolidge
1923-1929
86
Eisehower Dwight Eisenhower
1953-1961
177
Ford Gerald Ford
1974-1977
65
Clinton William J. Clinton
1993-2001
374
Hoover Herbert Hoover
1929-1933
68
Kennedy John F. Kennedy
1961-1963
124
Carter Jimmy Carter
1977-1981
262
Bush George W. Bush
2001-2009
328
Roosevelt Franklin D. Roosevelt
1933-1945
197
Johnson Lyndon B. Johnson
1963-1969
168
Reagan Ronald Reagan
1981-1989
378
Obama Barack H. Obama
2009-
309

 

 

Presidents All Appointees African- Americans Asian- Americans & Pacific Islander Hispanic/ Latinos Native Americans Whites All Women All LGBT
George Washington through Warren G. Harding
(1789–1923)
809 0 0 0 0 809 0 0
Calvin Coolidge
(1923–1929)
86 0 0 0 0 86 1 0
Herbert Hoover
(1929–1933)
68 0 0 0 0 68 0 0
Franklin D. Roosevelt
(1933–1945)
197 0 0 0 0 197 1 0
Harry S. Truman
(1945–1953)
133 2 0 0 0 131 1 0
Dwight D. Eisenhower
(1953–1961)
177 1 0 0 0 176 1 0
John F. Kennedy
(1961–1963)
124 3 0 1 0 120 1 0
Lyndon B. Johnson
(1963–1969)
168 11 0 3 0 154 3 0
Richard M. Nixon
(1969–1974)
231 6 2 2 0 221 1 0
Gerald Ford
(1974-1977)
65 3 2 1 0 59 1 0
Jimmy Carter
(1977–1981)
262 37 3 16 1 205 41 0
Ronald Reagan
(1981–1989)
378 7 2 14 1 354 30 0
George H.W. Bush
(1989–1993)
193 13 0 8 0 172 36 1
William J. Clinton
(1993–2001)
374 61 6 25 0 282 106 1
George W. Bush
(2001–2009)
328 24 3 30 0 271 71 0
Barack Obama
(2009–)
309 59 21 34 1 205 130 10

Data is based on information collected through July 31, 2015.

These numbers represent total number of appointments not judges. Several of these judges have been elevated. For example, President Ronald Reagan appointed Antonin Scalia to the U.S Court of Appeals in 1982 and also appointed him to the Supreme Court in 1986.

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President Barack Obama

As of July 31, 2015, the total number of President Obama Article III judgeship nominees to be confirmed by the US Senate is 309, including two justices to the Supreme Court, 51 judges to the US Courts of Appeals and 254 judges to the US district courts.

Appointments by President

African-American Asian-American &
Pacific Islander
 
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LGBT

Article III Judges

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