Definition of Rutledge, John in English:

Rutledge, John

Syllabification: Rut·ledge, John
Pronunciation: /ˈrətlij
 
/
( 1739–1800), US Supreme Court associate justice 1789–91. He resigned as associate justice to serve as chief justice of South Carolina. In 1795, he was appointed US chief justice by President Washington and served for a short time but was ultimately rejected by the US Senate.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day grammarian
Pronunciation: grəˈmɛːrɪən
noun
a person who studies and writes about grammar