Lewis Franklin Powell Jr.

Personal

Birthday: 
9/19/1907
Birthplace: 
Suffolk, VA
Date of Death: 
8/25/1998
Place of Death: 
Richmond, VA
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

Private practice, Richmond, Virginia, 1932-1971
U.S. Army, Air Corps, 1942-1946
Chairman, Richmond [Virginia] Public School Board, 1952-1961

Education

Name of School: 
Washington and Lee University
Degree: 
B.S.
Degree Year: 
1929
Name of School - Second: 

Washington and Lee University School of Law

Washington and Lee University's School of Law was one of just 12 of the nation's top 30 law schools to post black enrollment gains over the past decade, and one of four with gains exceeding 15 percent, with an increase of 33% from 1997 to 2006.

Degree - Second: 
LL.B.
Degree Year - Second: 
1931
Name of School - Third: 

Harvard Law School

The world's premier center for legal education and research, Harvard Law School provides unparalleled opportunities to study law and related disciplines in an energetic and creative learning environment. A Harvard Law education prepares students for success in law practice, business, public service, and teaching. Through its faculty, students, and alumni, Harvard Law School is able to contribute solutions to the world's most complex legal and social challenges.

Degree - Third: 
LL.M.
Degree Year - Third: 
1932

Judicial Career

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

Supreme Court of the United States

President Nominating: 
Richard M. Nixon
Party Affiliation of President: 
Republican
Commission Date: 
12/9/1971
Retirement from Active Service: 
6/26/1987
Termination Date: 
8/25/1998
Termination Reason: 
Death
Bankruptcy and Magistrate Services: 

Allotment as Circuit Justice:
Fifth Circuit, January 7, 1972-September 30, 1981
Eleventh Circuit, October 1, 1981-June 25, 1987

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