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

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?