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Brennan, William Joseph Jr.
Born April 25, 1906, in Newark, NJ
Died July 24, 1997, in Arlington, VA

Federal Judicial Service:
Associate Justice, Supreme Court of the United States
Received a recess appointment from Dwight D. Eisenhower on October 15, 1956, to a seat vacated by Sherman Minton; nominated to the same position by Dwight D. Eisenhower on January 14, 1957. Confirmed by the Senate on March 19, 1957, and received commission on March 21, 1957. Assumed senior status on July 20, 1990. Service terminated on July 24, 1997, due to death.

Allotment as Circuit Justice:
Third Circuit, October 16, 1956-July 19, 1990
Fourth Circuit, June 24, 1957-October 13, 1958
Sixth Circuit, June 24, 1957-July 18, 1958
Second Circuit, June 29, 1959-April 1, 1962
First Circuit, May 26, 1969-July 19, 1990

Education:
University of Pennsylvania, B.S., 1928
Harvard Law School, LL.B., 1931

Professional Career:
Private practice, Newark, New Jersey, 1931-1942, 1946-1949
U.S. Army colonel, 1942-1946
Judge, Superior Court of New Jersey, 1949-1952; Law Division, 1949-1951; Appellate Division, 1951-1952
Justice, Supreme Court of New Jersey, 1952-1956
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