Harry Andrew Blackmun (November 12, 1908 – March 4, 1999) was an American lawyer and jurist who served as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States from 1970 until 1994. Appointed by Republican President Richard Nixon, Blackmun ultimately became one of the most liberal justices on the Court. He is best known as the author of the Court's opinion in Roe v. Wade, which prohibits many state and federal restrictions on abortion.
|Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court|
June 9, 1970 – August 3, 1994
|Nominated by||Richard Nixon|
|Preceded by||Abe Fortas|
|Succeeded by||Stephen Breyer|
|Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit|
September 21, 1959 – June 8, 1970
|Nominated by||Dwight D. Eisenhower|
|Preceded by||John B. Sanborn, Jr.|
|Succeeded by||Donald Roe Ross|
Harry Andrew Blackmun
November 12, 1908
Nashville, Illinois, United States
|Died||March 4, 1999 (aged 90)|
Arlington County, Virginia, United States
|Alma mater||Harvard College (A.B.)|
Harvard Law School (L.L.B.)
Blackmun was born on November 12, 1908 in Nashville, Illinois. He was a Methodist.[source?] Blackmun studied at Harvard College, at Harvard Law School. Blackmun was never married. He had no children. Blackmun died on March 4, 1999 in Arlington County, Virginia from natural causes, aged 90.
- "Members of the Supreme Court of the United States". Supreme Court of the United States. Retrieved April 26, 2010.
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