General William K. Suter
Clerk of the Supreme Court of the United States
Supreme Court of the United States
General William (Bill) Suter has been the Clerk of the Supreme Court of the United States since 1991. He is the nineteenth person to hold that position. Prior to coming to the Supreme Court, General Suter was a career Army Judge Advocate. He retired with the rank of Major General.
General Suter has served in numerous positions of responsibility around the world, including Appellate Judge, Deputy Staff Judge Advocate of the U.S. Army Vietnam, Staff Judge Advocate of the 101stAirborne Division, Commandant of the JAG School, and the Assistant Judge Advocate General of the Army. His military awards include the Distinguished Service Medal, the Bronze Star Medal, and the Parachutist Badge.
General Suter is a graduate of Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas, and the Tulane University School of Law in New Orleans, Louisiana. He attended Trinity on a basketball scholarship and Tulane on an academic scholarship. He was on the Tulane Law Review and was elected to the Order of the Coif. He is a graduate of the Judge Advocate General’s School Graduate Course, the Command and General Staff College, and the Industrial College of the Armed Forces.