Edward Terry Sanford a Tennessean on the US Supreme Court

Stephanie L. Slater

In Edward Terry Sanford: A Tennessean on the U.S. Supreme Court, Stephanie Slater uncovers the life and work of Edward Terry Sanford (1865–1930), the only Supreme Court justice who obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of Tennessee.  Born and raised in Knoxville, Sanford served as an associate justice on the United States Supreme Court from 1923 until his death in 1930.  He was one of only six Tennesseans to serve on the nation’s highest Court.

Slater’s delineation of Sanford’s contributions to the legal profession illuminates one of Tennessee’s favorite sons whose story had, until now, been largely left in the dark.  Slater frames Sanford’s personality and jurisprudence in a post-Civil War and Taft-era context, one that helps readers better understand both the man and his contributions to the Supreme Court. 474 pages; Hardcover.

2 lb
9 × 2 × 6 in