John Paul Stevens

Personal

Birthday: 
1920
Birthplace: 
Chicago, IL
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

U.S. Naval Reserve lieutenant commander, 1942-1945
Law clerk, Hon. Wiley Rutledge, Supreme Court of the United States, 1947-1948
Private practice, Chicago, Illinois, 1948-1970
Lecturer, Northwestern University School of Law, 1950-1954
Associate counsel, Subcommittee on the Study of Monopoly Power, U.S. House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary, 1951
Member, Attorney General`s Committee to Study Antitrust Laws, U.S. Department of Justice, 1953-1955
Lecturer, University of Chicago School of Law, 1954-1958

Education

Name of School: 
University of Chicago
Degree: 
B.A.
Degree Year: 
1941
Name of School - Second: 

Northwestern University School of Law

At Northwestern Law we go beyond teaching the basics of legal reasoning to enable our students to make sound and ethical judgements, understand and improve the delivery of justice, and respond to the changing contexts in which law and legal institutions operate. Accordingly, the overarching goal of our curricular plan is to empower our graduates to adapt to and master the challenges of the changing world better than those of any other law school.

Degree - Second: 
J.D.
Degree Year - Second: 
1947

Judicial Career

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

Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals

President Nominating: 
Richard M. Nixon
Party Affiliation of President: 
Republican
Commission Date: 
10/14/1970
Termination Date: 
12/18/1975
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: 
12/17/1975
Retirement from Active Service - Second: 
6/30/2010
Bankruptcy and Magistrate Services: 

Allotment as Circuit Justice:
Seventh Circuit, December 19, 1975-June 28, 2010
Eleventh Circuit, December 1, 1987-February 17, 1988
Third Circuit, August 7, 1990-October 8, 1990
Sixth Circuit, October 9, 1990-June 28, 2010

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