Potter Stewart

Personal

Birthday: 
1/23/1915
Birthplace: 
Jackson, MI
Date of Death: 
12/7/1985
Place of Death: 
Hanover, NH
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

Henry Fellowship, Cambridge University, 1937-1938
Private practice, New York City, 1941-1942, 1945-1947
U.S. Naval Reserve lieutenant junior grade, 1942-1945
Private practice, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1947-1954

Education

Name of School: 
Yale University
Degree: 
B.A.
Degree Year: 
1937
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: 
1941

Judicial Career

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

Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals

President Nominating: 
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Party Affiliation of President: 
Republican
Commission Date: 
4/27/1954
Termination Date: 
10/13/1958
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: 
5/7/1959
Retirement from Active Service - Second: 
7/3/1981
Termination Date - Second: 
12/7/1985
Termination Reason - Second: 
Death
Bankruptcy and Magistrate Services: 

Allotment as Circuit Justice:
Sixth Circuit, October 14, 1958-July 3, 1981
Fifth Circuit, October 12, 1971-January 6, 1972

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