Who is the only U.S. President in the 20th century not to appoint a chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court?
Actually, a majority of 20th century presidents have not appointed a chief justice. A total of 18 presidents served during the 20th century and eight of them have appointed chief justices, while ten have not.
The only president serving in the 20th century not to appoint any Supreme Court Justice was Jimmy Carter. All the other presidents serving in the 20th century appointed at least one Supreme Court Justice.
The nine presidents and the chief justices they have appointed are:
Presidents serving in the 20th century who have not appointed chief justices are:
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