The Presidents Code – Chief Justice John Rutledge

The Presidents Code – Chief Justice John Rutledge

Chief Justice John Rutledge 8/12/1795-12/28/1795
Chief Justice John Rutledge

John Rutledge became Chief Justice in 1795 after John Jay resigned to become Governor of New York. Rutledge was appointed as Chief Justice while the Senate was not in session and was rejected by them as a result of his denouncement of the Jay Treaty. Rutledge would resign on 12/28/1795, a few short months after being appointed. His name continues the theme of Adam being placed in the Garden by the Almighty.


John means grace or camp of Yah.


Rutledge comes from the Anglican words ‘redd’ meaning red and ‘lache’ meaning a stream or pond. It is also related to the Old Norse word meaning ‘red ledge.’ The English word ‘ledge’ traces back to the Middle English verb ‘leggen’ which means to put or place.


In Hebrew, the word Adam also means red. Red ledge then means ‘Adam is put or placed’ and John means the camp of Yah. This is a clear connection back to Genesis 2.

Genesis 2:15 And the LORD God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it.

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