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History of the Supreme Court


Historical List of Delaware Supreme Court Justices (1951 to present)


Delaware Supreme Court Chief Justices


  • Clarence A. Southerland (1951 - 1963)
  • Charles L. Terry, Jr. (1963)
  • Daniel F. Wolcott (1963 – 1973)
  • Daniel L. Hermann (1973 – 1985)
  • Andrew D. Christie (1985 – 1992)
  • E. Norman Veasey (1992 – 2004)
  • Myron T. Steele (2004 – 2013)
  • Leo E. Strine, Jr. (2014 – present)

Delaware Supreme Court Associate Justices


  • Daniel F. Wolcott (1951 – 1963*) elevated to Chief Justice
  • James M. Tunnell, Jr. (1951 – 1954)
  • Howard W. Bramhall (1954 – 1962)
  • Charles L. Terry, Jr. (1962*) elevated to Chief Justice
  • James B. Carey (1963 – 1974)
  • Daniel L. Hermann (1964 – 1973*) elevated to Chief Justice
  • William Duffy (1973 – 1982)
  • John J. McNeilly (1974 – 1986)
  • William T. Quillen (1978 – 1983)
  • Henry R. Horsey (1978 – 1994)
  • Andrew G. T. Moore, II (1982 – 1994)
  • Andrew D. Christie (1983 – 1985*) elevated to Chief Justice
  • Joseph T. Walsh (1985 – 2003)
  • Randy J. Holland (1986 – 2017)
  • Maurice A. Hartnett, III (1994 – 2000)
  • Carolyn Berger (1994 – 2014)
  • Myron T. Steele (2000 – 2004*) elevated to Chief Justice
  • Jack B. Jacobs (2003 - 2014)
  • Henry duPont Ridgely (2004 – 2015)
  • Karen Valihura (2014 – present)
  • James T. Vaughn, Jr. (2014 – present)
  • Collins J. Seitz, Jr. (2015 – present)
  • Gary F. Traynor (2017 – Present)