Harry Andrew Blackmun

Personal

Birthday: 
11/12/1908
Birthplace: 
Nashville, IL
Date of Death: 
3/4/1999
Place of Death: 
Arlington, VA
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

Law clerk, Hon. John B. Sanborn, U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, 1932-1933
Private practice, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1934-1950
Counsel, Mayo Organizations, Rochester, Minnesota, 1950-1959

Education

Name of School: 
Harvard College
Degree: 
A.B.
Degree Year: 
1929
Name of School - Second: 

Harvard Law School

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Degree - Second: 
LL.B.
Degree Year - Second: 
1932

Judicial Career

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

Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals

President Nominating: 
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Party Affiliation of President: 
Republican
Commission Date: 
9/21/1959
Termination Date: 
6/8/1970
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: 
5/14/1970
Retirement from Active Service - Second: 
8/3/1994
Termination Date - Second: 
3/4/1999
Termination Reason - Second: 
Death
Bankruptcy and Magistrate Services: 

Allotment as Circuit Justice:
Eighth Circuit, June 9, 1970-August 2, 1994
First Circuit, August 7, 1990-October 8, 1990

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