Sherman Minton

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Sherman Minton
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Current Court Information:
Supreme Court of the United States
Title:   Former Justice
Position:   Seat #4
Service:
Appointed by:   Harry Truman
Active:   10/5/1949-10/15/1956
Senior:   10/15/1956-4/9/1965
Preceded by:   Wiley Rutledge
Succeeded by:   William Brennan
Past post:   Seventh Circuit
Past term:   5/22/1941-10/11/1949
Personal History
Born:   October 20, 1890
Hometown:   Georgetown, IN
Deceased:   April 9, 1965
Law School:   Indiana University Law, 1915
Grad. School:   Yale Law, 1916
Military service:   U.S. Army, 1917-1919

Sherman Minton (1890-1965) was an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. He was nominated to the Supreme Court by President Harry Truman in 1949. He served on the Supreme Court until October 15, 1956 when he assumed senior status. He passed away on April 9, 1965. Prior to joining the court, he served as a judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.[1]

Minton was one of four justices nominated to the Supreme Court by President Truman. He served during The Vinson Court and The Warren Court.[2]

Education

Minton received a LL.B. from Indiana University School of Law in 1915 and a LL.M. from Yale Law School in 1916.[1]

Military service

  • U.S. Army Captain, Motor Transport Corps, 1917-1919[1]

Professional career

  • 1941: Administrative assistant/liaison to military agencies, Office of the President
  • 1935-1941: United States Senator from Indiana
  • 1933-1934: Counselor, Indiana Public Service Commission
  • 1928-1933: Attorney in private practice, New Albany, Indiana
  • 1925-1928: Attorney in private practice, Miami, Florida
  • 1919-1925: Attorney in private practice, New Albany, Indiana
  • 1916-1917: Attorney in private practice, New Albany, Indiana[1]

Judicial career

Supreme Court

Minton was nominated to the Supreme Court of the United States by President Harry S. Truman on September 15, 1949, to a seat vacated by Justice Wiley Rutledge. He was confirmed by the Senate on October 4, 1949, and received his commission on October 5, 1949. Minton assumed senior status on October 15, 1956 and served in that capacity until his death on April 9, 1965.[1] He was succeeded to this post by Justice William Brennan.

Seventh Circuit

Minton was nominated to the Seventh Circuit by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on May 7, 1941, to a seat vacated by Walter Emanuel Treanor. He was confirmed by the Senate on May 19, 1941 and received his commission on May 22, 1941. His service on the court was terminated on October 11, 1949, due to his elevation to the Supreme Court.[1] He was succeeded to this post by Walter Lindley.

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Walter Treanor
Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals
1941–1949
Succeeded by:
Walter Lindley
Preceded by:
Wiley Rutledge
Supreme Court
1949–1956
Seat #4
Succeeded by:
William Brennan