Abe Fortas

Personal

Birthday: 
6/19/1910
Birthplace: 
Memphis, TN
Date of Death: 
4/5/1982
Place of Death: 
Washington, DC
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

Assistant chief, Legal Division, Agricultural Adjustment Administration, 1933-1934
Assistant professor of law, Yale Law School, 1934-1939
Assistant director, Corporate Reorganization Study, Securities and Exchange Commission, 1935-1937
Assistant director, Public Utilities Division, Securities and Exchange Commission, 1937-1939
General counsel, Public Works Administration, Bituminous Coal Division, 1939-1941
Director, Division of Power, U.S. Department of the Interior, 1941-1942
U.S. Undersecretary of the Interior, 1942-1946
Private practice, Washington, DC, 1946-1965
Private practice, Washington, DC, 1969-1982

Education

Name of School: 
Southwestern College in Memphis, Tennessee
Degree: 
A.B.
Degree Year: 
1930
Name of School - Second: 

Yale University Law School

Located in New Haven, Connecticut, Yale Law School, is one of the world's premier law schools. It offers an unmatched environment of excellence and educational intimacy in the form of world renowned faculty, small classes, limitless opportunities for clinical training, and strong encouragement of public service. Small by design, our impact on the world is measured by its accomplished graduates and its ongoing scholarship and outreach through 17 centers and projects.

Degree - Second: 
LL.B.
Degree Year - Second: 
1933

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
Supreme Court of the United States
Court Name: 

Supreme Court of the United States

President Nominating: 
Lyndon B. Johnson
Party Affiliation of President: 
Democratic
Commission Date: 
8/11/1965
Termination Date: 
5/14/1969
Termination Reason: 
Resignation
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