Friends, family, former and current members of the Supreme Court and Court of Appeals, other judges, and attorneys gathered in the Supreme Court courtroom on October 13 to dedicate a portrait of former Chief Justice James G. Exum, who served on the court from 1975 until his retirement in 1994, and as chief justice from 1986 to 1994.

Chief Justice Exum’s portrait presentation ceremony was attended by all seven living former chief justices, the most in Judicial Branch history. Chief justices pictured are, front: Rhoda Billings, Mark Martin (current), James G. Exum; back: I. Beverly Lake, Burley Mitchell, Henry Frye, and Sarah Parker.

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