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Lewis F. Powell Jr.

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Lewis F. Powell Jr.
Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States
In office
January 7, 1972[1] – June 26, 1987[1]
Nominated byRichard Nixon
Preceded byHugo Black
Succeeded byAnthony Kennedy
Personal details
Lewis Franklin Powell Jr.

(1907-09-19)September 19, 1907
Suffolk, Virginia, U.S.
DiedAugust 25, 1998(1998-08-25) (aged 90)
Richmond, Virginia, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic[2]
Josephine Pierce Rucker
(m. 1936; died 1996)
EducationWashington and Lee University (BS, LLB)
Harvard University (LLM)
Military service
Allegiance United States
Branch/service United States Army
Years of service1942–1945
Battles/warsWorld War II
AwardsBronze Star
Legion of Merit
Croix de Guerre

Lewis Franklin Powell, Jr. (September 19, 1907 – August 25, 1998) was an American politician and judge. He was the Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.

Powell was born on September 19, 1907 in Suffolk, Virginia. He was a Presbyterian.[source?] Powell studied at Washington and Lee University, at Washington and Lee University School of Law, and at Harvard Law School. He was married to Josephine Pierce Rucker and had three daughters and one son. Powell died on August 25, 1998 in Richmond, Virginia from pneumonia, aged 90.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 "Members of the Supreme Court of the United States". Supreme Court of the United States. Archived from the original on April 29, 2010. Retrieved April 26, 2010.
  2. Joan Biskupic and Fred Barbash, Washington Post, Retired Justice Lewis Powell Dies at 90, August 26, 1998

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