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Statistically Speaking

The Senate confirmed the nomination of John G. Roberts, Jr., as the Chief Justice of the United States this past Thursday. Here are some Chief Justice statistics you may not know:

Number of men named John who have served as Chief Justice: 4

Average age of Justices on the Roberts court: 67.7

Average age of Justices on the Rehnquist court: 71.1

Shortest tenure, in days, as Chief Justice (John Rutledge): 125

Average tenure, in days, of a Chief Justice: 4844

Longest tenure, in days, as Chief Justice (John Marshall): 12,542