History of the Federal Judiciary


  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Blackmun, Harry Andrew
Born November 12, 1908, in Nashville, IL
Died March 4, 1999, in Arlington, VA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
Nominated by Dwight D. Eisenhower on August 18, 1959, to a seat vacated by John Benjamin Sanborn. Confirmed by the Senate on September 14, 1959, and received commission on September 21, 1959. Service terminated on June 8, 1970, due to appointment to another judicial position.

Associate Justice, Supreme Court of the United States
Nominated by Richard M. Nixon on April 15, 1970, to a seat vacated by Abe Fortas. Confirmed by the Senate on May 12, 1970, and received commission on May 14, 1970. Assumed senior status on August 3, 1994. Service terminated on March 4, 1999, due to death.

Allotment as Circuit Justice:
Eighth Circuit, June 9, 1970-August 2, 1994
First Circuit, August 7, 1990-October 8, 1990

Education:
Harvard College, A.B., 1929
Harvard Law School, LL.B., 1932

Professional Career:
Law clerk, Hon. John B. Sanborn, U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, 1932-1933
Private practice, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1934-1950
Counsel, Mayo Organizations, Rochester, Minnesota, 1950-1959
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