Last updated on: 1/25/2013 | Author: ProCon.org

John Paul Stevens, JD Biography

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

None found as of Jan. 29, 2013

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Associate Justice, United States Supreme Court, Dec. 19, 1975-June 29, 2010
  • Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, 1970-1975
  • Second Vice President, Chicago Bar Association, 1970
  • Lecturer, University of Chicago Law School, 1955-1958
  • Member, Attorney General’s National Committee to Study Antitrust Law, 1953-1955
  • Partner, Rothschild, Stevens, Barry and Myers (Chicago), 1952-1970
  • Associate Counsel, Subcommittee on the Study of Monopoly Power of the Judiciary Committee of the US House of Representatives, 1951-1952
  • Lecturer, Antitrust Law, Northwestern University School of Law, 1950-1954
  • Associate, Poppenhusen, Johnston, Thompson and Raymond (Chicago), 1950-1952
  • Admitted to Illinois Bar, 1949
  • Law Clerk to Supreme Court Justice Wiley Rutledge, 1947-1948
  • Coeditor, Illinois Law Review
  • Served on a code-cracking team, United States Navy, 1942-1945
Education:

JD, magna cum laude, Northwestern University School of Law, 1947
AB, English Literature, University of Chicago, 1941

Other:
  • Born Apr. 20, 1920
  • Earned a Bronze Star while serving in the Navy
  • Graduated from Northwestern University Law School with the highest grades in the school’s history
  • Retired from the Supreme Court on June 29, 2010
  • Died on July 16, 2019
Quoted in:
  1. Do Religious Displays on Public Property Violate the Constitution?