Photograph of President Carter meeting with the Justices of the Supreme Court and their wives, signed by President Jimmy Carter and Chief Justice Warren E. Burger.
Photograph by Thomas J. O’Halloran. Measures 8″ x 10″. Publication note in pencil on verso. This photograph features the following individuals: Thurgood Marshall, Lewis Powell, William Brennan, President Jimmy Carter and Chief Justice Warren Burger. Signed by President Jimmy Carter and Warren Burger along the bottom edge.
Judge Warren E. Burger (1907-1995) served as the 15th Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. He was nominated in 1969 by President Richard Nixon and served until his retirement in 1986. His nomination was due to the retirement of Chief Justice Earl Warren, which was announced during the final months of the Johnson administration. President Johnson nominated Associate Justice Abe Fortas to the position of Chief Justice, but the nomination was filibustered in the Senate. After 17 years on the Supreme Court, Burger retired in 1986 and was succeeded by William Rehnquist. He died in 1995.