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Byron White

Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, American football player

Byron Raymond White (June 8, 1917 – April 15, 2002) was an American judge and former football player. he served as an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. He was appointed to the court by President John F. Kennedy in 1962. He retired in 1993.

Byron White
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Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court
In office
April 16, 1962[1] – June 28, 1993
Nominated byJohn F. Kennedy
Preceded byCharles Evans Whittaker
Succeeded byRuth Bader Ginsburg
4th United States Deputy Attorney General
In office
January 20, 1961 – April 16, 1962
PresidentJohn F. Kennedy
Preceded byLawrence E. Walsh
Succeeded byNicholas Katzenbach
Personal details
Born
Byron Raymond White

(1917-06-08)June 8, 1917
Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
DiedApril 15, 2002(2002-04-15) (aged 84)
Denver, Colorado, United States
Alma materUniversity of Colorado
Hertford College, Oxford
Yale Law School

Before becoming an associate justice, White played for the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1938 and for the Detroit Lions from 1940 to 1941. He played as a halfback.

White died in Denver, Colorado from pneumonia, aged 84.

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Members of the Supreme Court of the United States". Supreme Court of the United States. Retrieved April 26, 2010.

Other websitesEdit

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