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Judgeship Appointments by President


President
Supreme
Court
Regional
Court of
Appeals
USCAFC1
District
Courts
Court
of Int'l
Trade2
TOTAL3
Roosevelt
(1933-45)
9
52
136
7
204
Truman
(1945-52)
4
27
102
4
137
Eisenhower
(1953-60)
5
45
127
3
180
Kennedy
(1961-63)
2
20
102
0
124
Johnson
(1963-68)
2
41
125
8
176
Nixon
(1969-74)
4
45
182
1
232
Ford
(1974-76)
1
12
52
0
65
Carter
(1977-80)
0
56
206
0
262
Reagan
(1981-88)
3
78
5
292
6
384
Bush
(1989-92)
2
37
5
149
1
194
Clinton
(1993-00)
2
62
4
306
5
379
Bush
(2001-08)
2
61
2
261
2
328
1 The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (USCAFC) was established in 1982.

2 Originally was designated the U.S. Customs Court; became the U.S. Court of International Trade in 1980.

3This number represents the total number of appointments not judges. Several of these judges have been elevated. For example, President Reagan appointed Antonin Scalia to the U.S. Court of Appeals in 1982 and also appointed him to the Supreme Court in 1986. President Bush appointed Clarence Thomas to the U.S. Court of Appeals in 1990 and also to the Supreme Court in 1991.