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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.

US Presidents Article III Judges appointment image

Presidents All Appointees African- Americans Asian- Americans & Pacific Islander Hispanic/ Latinos Native Americans Whites Women
George Washington through Warren G. Harding
(1789–1923)
809 0 0 0 0 809 0
Calvin Coolidge
(1923–1929)
86 0 0 0 0 86 1
Herbert Hoover
(1929–1933)
68 0 0 0 0 66 0
Franklin D. Roosevelt
(1933–1945)
197 0 0 0 0 194 1
Harry S. Truman
(1945–1953)
140 2 0 0 0 136 1
Dwight D. Eisenhower
(1953–1961)
175 1 0 0 0 174 1
John F. Kennedy
(1961–1963)
127 3 0 1 0 123 1
Lyndon B. Johnson
(1963–1969)
179 10 0 3 0 162 3
Richard M. Nixon
(1969–1974)
227 6 2 2 0 217 1
Gerald Ford
(1974-1977)
62 3 2 1 0 56 1
Jimmy Carter
(1977–1981)
261 37 3 16 1 204 41
Ronald Reagan
(1981–1989)
364 7 2 14 0 337 30
George H.W. Bush
(1989–1993)
188 11 0 8 0 169 36
William J. Clinton
(1993–2001)
372 61 5 23 1 278 106
George W. Bush
(2001–2009)
324 24 4 30 0 265 71
Barack Obama
(2009–)
275 50 20 32 1 178 116

Data is based on information collected through July 31, 2014.

 

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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
 
Hispanic/Latino Native American
 
LGBT

Article III Judges

Click below to view a complete list of Article III judges based on race, ethnicity.


African-American

Asian-American
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Native Americans
Native American

LGBT

United States Circuit Courts

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Second Circuit Eighth Circuit
Third Circuit Ninth Circuit
Fourth Circuit Tenth Circuit
Fifth Circuit Eleventh Circuit
Sixth Circuit Fed/DC Circuit

 

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