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Potter Stewart in 1958Potter Stewart

Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, 1958-1981

Born in Jackson, Michigan, January 23, 1915.

Graduated from Yale University Law School, 1941.

Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

Cincinnati, Ohio, City Council, 1950-1953.

Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit, 1954-1958.

Stewart being congratulated by BurtonAppointed to fill the vacancy left by the retirement of Justice Harold H. Burton on October 7, 1958; sworn in October 14. President Dwight Eisenhower made the appointment while Congress was out of session. The Senate confirmed Stewart's nomination of May 5, 1959.

Left: Stewart being congratulated by Justice Harold Burton.

Retired July 3, 1981.


World War II

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