Last updated on: 6/9/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

Harry Blackmun Biography

Title:
Former US Supreme Court Associate Justice
Position:
None Found to the question "Is the ACLU Good for America?"
Reasoning:

No position found as of Nov. 2006

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
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Individuals with PhDs and JDs or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to the ACLU. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to the ACLU.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Associate Justice, US Supreme Court, 1970-1994
  • Isaac Ray Award, American Psychiatric Association, 1992
  • American Liberties Medallion, American Jewish Committee, 1992
  • Brandeis Medal for Distinguished Legal Service, Brandeis University, 1990
  • Learned Hand Medal, Federal Bar Council, New York, 1990
  • Distinguished Contributions to Psychology and the Law Award, American Psychology-Law Society, 1990
  • Presidents’ Award, American Society of Law & Medicine, 1987
  • Public Service Award, Aspen Institute for Humanistic Studies, 1987
  • Justice Award, Justice Lodge of B’nai B’rith, Philadelphia, 1986
  • Judge, US Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, 1959-1970
  • Resident Counsel, Mayo Clinic, 1950-1959
  • Instructor, Wills and Administration, University of Minnesota Law School, 1945-1947
  • Instructor, Real Property and Taxation, St. Paul College of Law (now William Mitchell College of Law), 1935-1941
  • General Partner, Dorsey, Colman, Barker, Scott and Barber, 1934-1950
  • Clerk, Hon. John B. Sanborn, US Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, 1932-1933
Education:
  • LLB, Harvard Law School, 1932
  • BA, Mathematics, summa cum laude, Harvard University, 1929
Other:
  • Allegheny County v. Greater Pittsburgh ACLU
  • Quinn v. Millsap
  • West v. Atkins
  • Department of the Navy v. Thomas E. Egan
  • Doe et al. v. Bolton, Attorney General of Georgia, et
  • Died March 4, 1999
Quoted in:
  1. Should the Death Penalty Be Abolished?