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