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DURING THE TIME OF THESE REPORTS
WILLIAM HOWARD TAFT, CHIEF JUSTICE.
WILLIAM D. MITCHELL, ATTORNEY GENERAL.
· Mr. Chief Justice Taft, because of illness, did not sit after December 9, 1929, and resigned on February 3, 1930.
On February 3, 1930, President Hoover nominated Charles Evans Hughes, of New York, to be Chief Justice. The nomination was confirmed by the Senate on February 13. Mr. Hughes was commissioned February 13 and on the 24th of that month he took the oath in open court, and began his service as Chief Justice.
SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES
ORDER OF ALLOTMENT OF JUSTICES
It is ordered, That the following allotments be made of the Chief Justice and Associate Justices of this Court among the circuits, agreeably to the acts of Congress in such case made and provided, and that such allotment be entered of record, viz:
For the First Circuit, OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES, Associate Justice.
For the Second Circuit, HARLAN FISKE STONE, Associate Justice.
For the Third Circuit, Louis DEMBITZ BRANDEIS, Associate Justice.
For the Fourth Circuit, WILLIAM H. TAFT, Chief Justice.
For the Fifth Circuit, EDWARD T. SANFORD, Associate Justice.
For the Sixth Circuit, JAMES C. McREYNOLDS, Associate Justice.
For the Seventh Circuit, WILLIS VAN DEVANTER, Associate Justice.
For the Eighth Circuit, PIERCE BUTLER, Associate Justice.
For the Ninth Circuit, GEORGE SUTHERLAND, Associate Justice.
For the Tenth Circuit, WILLIS VAN DEVANTER, Associate Justice.
April 10, 1929.
For next preceding allotment, see 278 U. S., p. IV.
RÉSIGNATION OF MR. CHIEF JUSTICE TAFT.
ORDER OF FEBRUARY 24, 1930 It is ordered by the court that the accompanying correspondence between members of the court and Mr. Chief Justice Taft upon his retirement as Chief Justice of the United States be this day spread upon the minutes and that it also be printed in the reports of the court. SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES,
Washington, D. C., February 10, 1930. DEAR CHIEF JUSTICE: We call you Chief Justice still, for we can not quickly give up the title by which we have known you for all these later years and which you have made so dear to us. We can not let you leave us without trying to tell you how dear you have made it. You came to us from achievements in other fields, and with the prestige of the illustrious place that you lately had held, and you showed in a new form your voluminous capacity for work and for getting work done, your humor that smoothed the rough places, your golden heart that has brought you love from every side, and, most of all, from your brethren whose tasks you have made happy and light. We grieve at your illness, but your spirit has given life an impulse that will abide whether you are with us or are away. Affectionately yours, (Signed) OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES.
WILLIS VAN DEVANTER.
HARLAN F. STONE.