Abe Fortas

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Abe Fortas
SCOTUS Justice Abe Fortas.jpeg
Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States
In office
October 4, 1965[1] – May 14, 1969[1]
Nominated byLyndon Johnson
Preceded byArthur Goldberg
Succeeded byHarry Blackmun
Personal details
Born
Abraham Fortas

(1910-06-19)June 19, 1910
Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.
DiedApril 5, 1982(1982-04-05) (aged 71)
Washington, D.C., U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)
Carolyn Agger (m. 1935)
EducationRhodes College (BA)
Yale University (LLB)

Abraham "Abe" Fortas (June 19, 1910 – April 5, 1982) was an American lawyer. He was a U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice from 1965 to 1969.

Fortas died from an aortic rupture on April 5, 1982 in Washington, D.C. at the age of 71.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Justices 1789 to Present". Washington, D.C.: Supreme Court of the United States. Retrieved June 17, 2019.
  2. Greenhouse, Linda (April 7, 1982). "Ex-Justice Abe Fortas Dies at 71; Shaped Historic Rulings On Rights". The New York Times.