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John Paul Stevens

former Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States

John Paul Stevens (April 20, 1920 – July 16, 2019) was an American lawyer. He was a United States Supreme Court justice. He was nominated by President Gerald Ford in 1975. He voted with minority in Bush v. Gore case (2000). He also voted with majority in Furman v. Georgia case (1976), but later became against the death penalty. In 2010, he announced his retirement in the Supreme Court.

John Paul Stevens
John Paul Stevens, SCOTUS photo portrait.jpg
Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States
In office
December 19, 1975 – June 29, 2010
Nominated byGerald Ford
Preceded byWilliam Douglas
Succeeded byElena Kagan
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
In office
November 2, 1970 – December 19, 1975
Nominated byRichard Nixon
Preceded byElmer Schnackenberg
Succeeded byHarlington Wood
Personal details
Born(1920-04-20)April 20, 1920
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
DiedJuly 16, 2019(2019-07-16) (aged 99)
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, U.S.
Spouse(s)Elizabeth Jane Sheeren (1942–1979; divorced)
Maryan Mulholland Simon (1979–2015; her death)
Children4
Alma materUniversity of Chicago
Northwestern University
AwardsBronze Star
World War II Victory Medal
Presidential Medal of Freedom
Signature
Military service
Allegiance United States
Branch/serviceSeal of the United States Department of the Navy.svg United States Navy
Years of service1942–1945
RankUS-O4 insignia.svg Lieutenant Commander
Battles/warsWorld War II

Stevens died on July 16, 2019 from problems caused by a stroke while under hospice care in Fort Lauderdale, Florida at the age of 99.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Wolf, Richard (July 16, 2019). "Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens dead at age 99". USA Today. Retrieved July 16, 2019.