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

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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, 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?