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Potter Stewart

Biography of Potter Stewart

Biographic Details

  • Family Name (Surname): Stewart
  • First Name: Potter
  • Date of Birth: January , 23 , 1915
  • Place of Birth (POB): Jackson , Michigan (US-MI, MI, 26, MC, Mich.)
  • Date of Death: December , 7 , 1985
  • Place of Death (POD): Hanover , New Hampshire (US-NH, NH, 33, N.H)
  • Gender Identity: Male
  • Race or Ethnicity: White

Potter Stewart Court Service Information

  • Court Name: United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • Court Type: United States Court of Appeals
  • Appointment under the Presidency of: Dwight D. Eisenhower ( Republican )
  • Judge Nomination vote date (as recorded in the Senate Executive Journal): 04/06/1954
  • Seat vacated by: Hicks , Xenophon
  • Referral of Nominations to Judiciary Committee Date: 04/06/1954
  • Committee action: Reported With Recommendation
  • Committee action date: 04/22/1954
  • Senate voice vote?: Yes
  • Senate vote Date (Confirmation Date): 04/23/1954
  • Commission Date: 04/27/1954
  • Date of Termination: 10/13/1958
  • Termination of function of Judge (specific reason): Appointment to Another Judicial Position

Second Appointment of Potter Stewart

  • Court Name: Supreme Court of the United States
  • Court Type: United States Supreme Court (USSC or “SCOTUS”)
  • Promoted by President: Dwight D. Eisenhower ( Republican )
  • Judge Nomination vote date (as recorded in the Senate Executive Journal): 01/17/1959
  • Recess Appointment date: 10/14/1958
  • Seat vacated by: Burton , Harold Hitz
  • Referral of Nominations to Judiciary Committee Date: 01/17/1959
  • Committee action: Reported With Recommendation
  • Committee action: 04/29/1959
  • Senate voice vote?: No
  • Senate vote Date (Confirmation Date): 05/05/1959
  • Commission Date: 05/07/1959
  • Retirement from Active Service: 07/03/1981
  • Date of Termination: 12/07/1985
  • Termination of function of Judge (specific reason): Death

Potter Stewart in the Law School

  • Name of School: Yale University
  • Degree: Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
  • Law Degree Year: 1937

Second Law School Attendance

  • Law Degree (Name of School): Yale Law School
  • Degree: Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.)
  • Law Degree Year: 1941

Potter Stewart Career Path

Employment:

  • Henry Fellowship, Cambridge University, 1937-1938
  • Private practice, New York City, 1941-1942, 1945-1947
  • U.S. Naval Reserve lieutenant junior grade, 1942-1945
  • Private practice, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1947-1954
  • Bankruptcy and Magistrate service

    Allotment as Circuit Justice:

  • Sixth Circuit, October 14, 1958-July 3, 1981
  • Fifth Circuit, October 12, 1971-January 6, 1972

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  • Article Name: Potter Stewart
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  • Description: Biography of Potter Stewart Biographic DetailsFamily Name (Surname): Stewart First Name: Potter Date of Birth: January , 23 [...]

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