John Paul Stevens

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John Paul Stevens
John Paul Stevens, SCOTUS photo portrait.jpg
Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States
In office
December 19, 1975 – June 29, 2010
Nominated byGerald Ford
Preceded byWilliam Douglas
Succeeded byElena Kagan
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
In office
November 2, 1970 – December 19, 1975
Nominated byRichard Nixon
Preceded byElmer Schnackenberg
Succeeded byHarlington Wood
Personal details
Born (1920-04-20) April 20, 1920 (age 98)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Spouse(s)Elizabeth Jane Sheeren (1942–1979)
Maryan Mulholland Simon (1979–present)
Children4
Alma materUniversity of Chicago
Northwestern University
ReligionProtestantism
AwardsBronze Star
World War II Victory Medal
Presidential Medal of Freedom
Signature
Military service
Allegiance United States
Service/branchSeal of the United States Department of the Navy.svg United States Navy
Years of service1942–1945
RankUS-O4 insignia.svg Lieutenant Commander
Battles/warsWorld War II

John Paul Stevens (born April 20, 1920) is a retired United States Supreme Court justice. He was nominated by President Gerald Ford in 1975. He voted with minority in Bush v. Gore case (2000). He also voted with majority in Furman v. Georgia case (1976), but later became a death penalty opponent. In 2010, he announced his retirement in the Supreme Court.