David Hackett Souter

Personal

Birthday: 
1939
Birthplace: 
Melrose, MA
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

Rhodes scholar, Magdalen College, Oxford University, 1961-1963
Private practice, Concord, New Hampshire, 1966-1968
Assistant attorney general, State of New Hampshire, 1968-1971
Deputy attorney general, State of New Hampshire, 1971-1976
Attorney general, State of New Hampshire, 1976-1978
Associate justice, Superior Court of New Hampshire, 1978-1983
Associate justice, Supreme Court of New Hampshire, 1983-1990

Education

Name of School: 
Harvard College
Degree: 
B.A.
Degree Year: 
1961
Name of School - Second: 
University of Oxford, Magdalen College
Degree - Second: 
B.A.
Degree Year - Second: 
1963
Name of School - Third: 
University of Oxford, Magdalen College
Degree - Third: 
M.A.
Degree Year - Third: 
1963
Name of School - Fourth: 

Harvard Law School

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Degree - Fourth: 
LL.B.
Degree Year - Fourth: 
1966

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
Court Name: 

First Circuit Court of Appeals

President Nominating: 
George H.W. Bush
Party Affiliation of President: 
Republican
Commission Date: 
4/30/1990
Termination Date: 
10/8/1990
Termination Reason: 
Appointment to Another Judicial Position
Court Name - Second: 
Supreme Court of the United States
Court Name - Second: 

Supreme Court of the United States

Commission Date - Second: 
10/3/1990
Retirement from Active Service - Second: 
6/30/2009
Bankruptcy and Magistrate Services: 

Allotment as Circuit Justice:
First Circuit, October 9, 1990-June 29, 2009
Third Circuit, October 9, 1990-June 29, 2009

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