Supreme Court justice from Alabama getting a new portrait

By – Associated Press – Sunday, March 3, 2019

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) – One of the most prominent judges in Alabama’s history is getting a new portrait.

Al reports the new painting of U.S. Supreme Court is scheduled to be unveiled Wednesday at the Weeden House Museum in Huntsville.

was an Alabama congressman from Huntsville before he was appointed to the nation’s highest court in 1837 by President Martin Van Buren. His appointment came after Congress expanded the Supreme Court from seven seats to nine. served 14 years on the court until 1952, the year he died.

The Weeden House Museum is located in ’s former home. The portrait is being unveiled by the Huntsville/Madison County Bicentennial Committee.

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