Chief Justice of the United States

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English: The Chief Justice of the United States is the head of the judicial branch of the government of the United States, and presides over the Supreme Court of the United States.

List of Chief Justices[edit]

The chronologically ordered portraits of all Chief Justice of the United States
* Recess appointment, later rejected by the Senate
** Was elevated from Associate Justice
*** Also served as U.S. President
§ Served previously as Associate Justice
§ Historians disagree as to whether he resigned or declined the commission (Law.com)