Edward Douglass White, Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.
Georgetown College (1789-1815)
Edward Douglass White entered Georgetown College in 1857; however, the Civil War would keep him from finishing his studies. Following his service in the War, White went on to a very successful career as a lawyer, politician, and, later, a U.S. Supreme Court Justice. The culmination of his career would be his appointment as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court in 1910. In 1892, Georgetown honored White with an honorary degree.
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