Potter Stewart

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Potter Stewart
US Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart - 1976 official portrait.jpg
Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States
In office
October 14, 1958 – July 3, 1981
Nominated by Dwight Eisenhower
Preceded by Harold Burton
Succeeded by Sandra Day O'Connor
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
In office
April 27, 1954 – October 14, 1958
Nominated by Dwight Eisenhower
Preceded by Xenophon Hicks
Succeeded by Lester Cecil
Personal details
Born (1915-01-23)January 23, 1915
Jackson, Michigan, U.S.
Died December 7, 1985(1985-12-07) (aged 70)
Hanover, New Hampshire, U.S.
Resting place Arlington National Cemetery
Political party Republican
Education Yale University (BA, LLB)

Potter Stewart (January 23, 1915 – December 7, 1985) was an American judge. He was the Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States from 1958 through 1981. During his tenure, he made, among other areas, major contributions to criminal justice reform, civil rights, access to the courts, and views of the Fourth Amendment.[1]

Stewart died of a stroke at his Hanover, New Hampshire home on December 7, 1985, aged 70.

References[change | change source]

  1. Friedman, Leon. The Justices of the United States Supreme Court: Their Lives and Major Opinions, Volume V. Chelsea House Publishers. 1978. page 291–292.

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