William Joseph Brennan Jr.

Personal

Birthday: 
4/25/1906
Birthplace: 
Newark, NJ
Date of Death: 
7/24/1997
Place of Death: 
Arlington, VA
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

Private practice, Newark, New Jersey, 1931-1942, 1946-1949
U.S. Army colonel, 1942-1946
Judge, Superior Court of New Jersey, 1949-1952; Law Division, 1949-1951; Appellate Division, 1951-1952
Justice, Supreme Court of New Jersey, 1952-1956

Education

Name of School: 
University of Pennsylvania
Degree: 
B.S.
Degree Year: 
1928
Name of School - Second: 

Harvard Law School

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Degree - Second: 
LL.B.
Degree Year - Second: 
1931

Judicial Career

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

Supreme Court of the United States

President Nominating: 
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Party Affiliation of President: 
Republican
Commission Date: 
3/21/1957
Retirement from Active Service: 
7/20/1990
Termination Date: 
7/24/1997
Termination Reason: 
Death
Bankruptcy and Magistrate Services: 

Allotment as Circuit Justice:
Third Circuit, October 16, 1956-July 19, 1990
Fourth Circuit, June 24, 1957-October 13, 1958
Sixth Circuit, June 24, 1957-July 18, 1958
Second Circuit, June 29, 1959-April 1, 1962
First Circuit, May 26, 1969-July 19, 1990

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