Official Newspaper of Eddy County since 1883

Justice John Rutledge: a George Washington favorite and founding era juggernaut

John Rutledge of South Carolina, a founding era titan who held virtually every important political office and judicial post from the pre-Revolutionary years through the Constitutional Convention, was one of George Washington’s favorites and easily fulfilled the first President’s seven criteria for an appointment to the first U.S. Supreme Court. Had it not been for President Washington’s interest i...

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