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George Sutherland

(1862 - 1942)

Born in Buckinghamshire, the U.S. Supreme Court justice George Sutherland moved to Utah Territory with his family, which had recently converted to Mormonism, as an infant; he later attended Brigham Young University, ran a law practice in Provo, and served in the House of Representatives and Senate, where he introduced the Nineteenth Amendment. Warren G. Harding nominated him to the Supreme Court; he served with a conservative bloc that often struck down New Deal legislation.

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