Potter Stewart

US Supreme Court justice from 1958 to 1981

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]

Potter Stewart
Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States
In office
October 14, 1958 – July 3, 1981
Nominated byDwight Eisenhower
Preceded byHarold Burton
Succeeded bySandra Day O'Connor
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
In office
April 27, 1954 – October 14, 1958
Nominated byDwight Eisenhower
Preceded byXenophon Hicks
Succeeded byLester Cecil
Personal details
Born(1915-01-23)January 23, 1915
Jackson, Michigan, U.S.
DiedDecember 7, 1985(1985-12-07) (aged 70)
Hanover, New Hampshire, U.S.
Resting placeArlington National Cemetery
Political partyRepublican
EducationYale University (BA, LLB)

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

References change

  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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