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Rutledge, 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.

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Syllabification: Rut·ledge, John

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