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Potter Stewart

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Potter Stewart
Potter Stewart (1915 - 1985).jpg
Current Court Information:
Supreme Court of the United States
Title:   Former Justice
Service:
Appointed by:   Dwight Eisenhower
Active:   1958-1985
Past post:   Judge, Sixth Circuit
Past term:   1954-1958
Personal History
Born:   January 23, 1915
Home state:   Michigan
Deceased:   December 7, 1985
Undergraduate:   Yale University, 1937
Law School:   Yale Law School, 1941
Military service:   U.S. Navy, 1942-1945

Potter Stewart (1915 - 1985) was an Associate Justice on the Supreme Court of the United States. He was nominated by President Dwight D. Eisenhower on April 6, 1954. His service terminated on December 7, 1985, due to death. Prior to joining the Supreme Court, Stewart was a judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.[1]

Stewart was one of five justices nominated to the Supreme Court by President Eisenhower. Stewart served during The Warren Court and The Burger Court.[2]

Education

Stewart received a B.A. in 1937 and LL.B. in 1941 from Yale University and Yale Law School.[1]

Professional career

  • 1947-1954: Attorney in private practice, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1945-1947: Attorney in private practice, New York City
  • 1942-1945: Lieutenant (Junior Grade), United States Naval Reserve
  • 1941-1942: Attorney in private practice, New York City
  • 1937-1938: Henry Fellowship at Cambridge University[1]

Federal judicial career

Supreme Court

Stewart received a recess appointment to the Supreme Court from President Dwight D. Eisenhower on October 14, 1958. He was formally nominated on January 17, 1959. He was confirmed by the Senate on May 5, 1959, and received his commission on May 7, 1959. He assumed senior status on July 3, 1981. Potter's service ended with his death on December 7, 1985.[1]

Sixth Circuit

Stewart was nominated to the Sixth Circuit by President Dwight D. Eisenhower on April 6, 1954. Stewart was confirmed by the Senate on April 23, 1954, and received his commission on April 27th. His service ended on October 13, 1958, when he received a seat on the Supreme Court.[1]

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Xenophon Hicks
Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals
1954–1958
Succeeded by:
Lester Cecil
Preceded by:
Harold Burton
Supreme Court
1959–1985
Succeeded by:
Sandra Day O'Connor