John Marshall Harlan II

US Supreme Court justice from 1955 to 1971

John Marshall Harlan (May 20, 1899 – December 29, 1971) was an American jurist. He served as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court from 1955 to 1971. His namesake was his grandfather John Marshall Harlan, another associate justice who served from 1877 to 1911.

John Marshall Harlan II
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Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court
In office
March 17, 1955[1] – September 23, 1971
Nominated byDwight D. Eisenhower
Preceded byRobert H. Jackson
Succeeded byWilliam Rehnquist
Personal details
Born(1899-05-20)May 20, 1899
Chicago, Illinois
DiedDecember 29, 1971(1971-12-29) (aged 72)
Washington, D. C.
Spouse(s)Ethel Andrews

Harlan died of spinal cancer in Washington, D.C., aged 72.


  1. "Federal Judicial Center: John Marshall Harlan II". December 12, 2009. Retrieved December 12, 2009.

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