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William Brennan

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William Brennan
US Supreme Court Justice William Brennan - 1976 official portrait.jpg
Current Court Information:
Supreme Court of the United States
Title:   Former Justice
Position:   Seat #4
Appointed by:   Dwight Eisenhower
Active:   3/21/1957-7/20/1990
Senior:   7/20/1990-7/24/1997
Preceded by:   Sherman Minton
Succeeded by:   David Souter
Past post:   Supreme Court of New Jersey
Past term:   1952-1956
Past post 2:   New Jersey Superior Court
Past term 2:   1949-1952
Personal History
Born:   April 25, 1906
Hometown:   Newark, NJ
Deceased:   July 24, 1997
Undergraduate:   University of Pennsylvania, 1928
Law School:   Harvard Law, 1931
Military service:   U.S. Army colonel, 1942-1946

William J. Brennan, Jr. was an Associate Justice on the Supreme Court of the United States. He received a recess appointment from President Dwight Eisenhower and was confirmed in 1957. He assumed senior status on July 20, 1990, and served until his death on July 24, 1997. Prior to joining the court, Brennan served as a justice for the Supreme Court of New Jersey.[1]

Brennan was one of five justices nominated to the court by President Eisenhower. He served during The Warren Court, The Burger Court and The Rehnquist Court.[2]

Early life and education

Brennan graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1928 and by 1931 had received his J.D. from Harvard Law School.[3]

Military service

During World II, Bennan served as an Army Judge Advocate General as a colonel from 1942 to 1946.[3]

Professional career

After law school, Brennan returned to his hometown of Newark, New Jersey and practiced labor law until 1949. After the war, Brennan was appointed to the New Jersey Superior Courts in 1949. In 1950, he was appointed to the Appellate Division of the Superior Court, and two years later, to the New Jersey Supreme Court.[3]

Judicial career

Supreme Court

Brennan was nominated to the Supreme Court with a recess appointment by President President Eisenhower on October 15, 1956, to a seat vacated by Justice Sherman Minton. He received his commission on March 21, 1957, went on senior status on July 20, 1990, and ended his service with his death on July 20, 1997.[1] He was succeeded to this post by Justice David Souter.

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Preceded by:
Sherman Minton
Supreme Court
Seat #4
Succeeded by:
David Souter
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