History of the Federal Judiciary


  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Stewart, Potter
Born January 23, 1915, in Jackson, MI
Died December 7, 1985, in Hanover, NH

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
Nominated by Dwight D. Eisenhower on April 6, 1954, to a seat vacated by Xenophon Hicks. Confirmed by the Senate on April 23, 1954, and received commission on April 27, 1954. Service terminated on October 13, 1958, due to appointment to another judicial position.

Associate Justice, Supreme Court of the United States
Received a recess appointment from Dwight D. Eisenhower on October 14, 1958, to a seat vacated by Harold Hitz Burton; nominated to the same position by Dwight D. Eisenhower on January 17, 1959. Confirmed by the Senate on May 5, 1959, and received commission on May 7, 1959. Assumed senior status on July 3, 1981. Service terminated on December 7, 1985, due to death.

Allotment as Circuit Justice:
Sixth Circuit, October 14, 1958-July 3, 1981
Fifth Circuit, October 12, 1971-January 6, 1972

Education:
Yale University, B.A., 1937
Yale Law School, LL.B., 1941

Professional Career:
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

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