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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.

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

Barack H. Obama
2009-2017
309

 
Donald J. Trump
2017-
7
Presidents All AppointeesAfrican- AmericansAsian- Americans & Pacific IslanderHispanic/ LatinosNative AmericansWhitesAll WomenAll LGBT
George Washington through Warren G. Harding
(1789–1923)
809000080900
Calvin Coolidge
(1923–1929)
8600008610
Herbert Hoover
(1929–1933)
6800006800
Franklin D. Roosevelt
(1933–1945)
197000019710
Harry S. Truman
(1945–1953)
133200013110
Dwight D. Eisenhower
(1953–1961)
177100017610
John F. Kennedy
(1961–1963)
124301012010
Lyndon B. Johnson
(1963–1969)
1681103015430
Richard M. Nixon
(1969–1974)
231622022110
Gerald Ford
(1974–1977)
6532105910
Jimmy Carter
(1977–1981)
262373161205410
Ronald Reagan
(1981–1989)
37872141354300
George H.W. Bush
(1989–1993)
19313080172361
William J. Clinton
(1993–2001)
3746162502821061
George W. Bush
(2001–2009)
328243300271710
Barack Obama
(2009–2017)
324612133120813610
Donald J. Trump (2017-)70100600

Data is based on information collected through July 31, 2017.

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.

Active Article III Judges

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President Donald J. Trump

As of October 18, 2017, after about nine months into the Trump administration, it appears that, of the 60 nominees, only five are non-white and only 11 are female. Six of President Trump’s judicial nominees have been confirmed by the Senate, including one justice to the Supreme Court, four judges to the Courts of Appeals and two judges to districts court. All seven judges are men, six of which are white and one of Asian-American descent.

 

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