Penn and the United States Supreme Court
Roster of Alumni, Faculty and Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania

This roster has been researched, compiled and presented by Scott W. Hawley (B.A., 1992; B.S. in Econ., 1992) in partnership with the University Archives and Records Center published February 2002 and updated July 2002. The following list of Penn alumni, faculty and trustees who have served on the U.S. Supreme Court has been arranged by surname in alphabetical order from A to Z.



William J. BRENNAN, Jr. Born 1906; University of Pennsylvania, B.S. in Econ., 1928 (Bachelor of Science in Economics, Wharton School); Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, 1956-1990; died 1997.
Owen J. ROBERTSBorn 1875; University of Pennsylvania, A.B., 1895 (Bachelor of Arts), LL.B., 1898 (Bachelor of Laws, Law School), and Hon. LL.D., 1929 (Doctor of Laws); Lecturer in Law, 1898-1901; Assistant Professor of Law, 1901-1907; Professor of Law, 1907-1919; Dean of the University of Pennsylvania Law School, 1948-1951; Trustee, 1943-1955; Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, 1930-1945; died 1955.
James WILSONBorn 1742; University of Pennsylvania, Hon. A.M., 1766 and Hon. LL.D., 1790; Professor of Law, 1790-1798; Trustee, 1779, 1784-1789; Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, 1789-1798; died 1798.



photograph of Owen Josephus Roberts
Owen J. Roberts (1875-1955)


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Note to the reader:
All abbreviations and phrases used in the standard entries below are intended to be self-explanatory. The editors have given special attention to abbreviations used for academic degrees. Abbreviations for academic degrees are spelled out in the entry of first instance. Nevertheless, among the degrees listed below, three are not in common use today. In order to assist the reader, the editors have defined those degrees here:
M.B. (Bachelor of Medicine)
B.F. (Bachelor of Finance)
LL.B. (Bachelor of Laws).