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Charles Whittaker

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Charles Whittaker
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Current Court Information:
Supreme Court of the United States
Title:   Former Justice
Service:
Active:   3/22/1957-3/31/1962
Senior:   3/31/1962-9/30/1965
Preceded by:   Stanley Reed
Succeeded by:   Byron White
Past position:   Eighth Circuit
Past term:   1956-1957
Past position 2:   Western District of Missouri
Past term 2:   1954-1956
Past position 2:   Seat #2
Personal History
Born:   1901
Deceased:   1973
Law School:   Kansas City School of Law, 1924

Charles Evans Whittaker (1901-1973) was an Associate Justice on the Supreme Court of the United States, and formerly a federal judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit and the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri. Whittaker was nominated to the court by President Dwight D. Eisenhower on March 22, 1957. He retired from the court on March 31, 1962, and died in November 1973.[1][2]

Whittaker was one of five justices nominated to the Supreme Court by President Eisenhower. He served during The Warren Court.

Education

Whittaker received a LL.B. from the Kansas City School of Law in 1924.[1]

Professional career

Prior to joining the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, Whittaker was an attorney in private practice in Missouri from 1924 to 1954. He served on the court from 1957 to 1962. In the years after service on the court, Whittaker was an arbitrator for the General Motors Corporation and an advisor for the Senate Committee on Standards and Conduct.[1][2]

Judicial career

Supreme Court

Whittaker was nominated to the Supreme Court by President President Dwight Eisenhower on March 2, 1957, to a seat vacated by Justice Stanley Reed. Whittaker was confirmed by the Senate on March 19, 1957, and received his commission on March 22nd. He assumed senior status on March 31, 1962, and resigned on September 30, 1965.[1]

Eighth Circuit

Whittaker was nominated to the Eighth Circuit by President Dwight Eisenhower on March 16, 1956, to a seat vacated by John Collet. Whittaker was confirmed by the Senate on June 4, 1956, and received his commission on June 5th. He served the Eight District until March 24, 1957, with his advancement to the Supreme Court.[1]

Western District of Missouri

Whittaker was nominated to the Western District of Missouri by President Dwight Eisenhower on May 11, 1954, to a seat vacated by Albert Reeves. Whittaker was confirmed by the Senate on July 7, 1954, and received his commission on July 8, 1954. He served the Western District of Missouri until June 21, 1956, with his elevation to the Eight Circuit.[1] Whittaker was succeeded in this position by Randle Smith.

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Albert Reeves
Western District of Missouri
1954–1956
Seat #2
Succeeded by:
Randle Smith
Preceded by:
John Collet
Eighth Circuit
1956–1957
Succeeded by:
Marion Matthes
Preceded by:
Stanley Reed
Supreme Court
1957–1965
Succeeded by:
Byron White