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White, Byron Raymond
Born June 8, 1917, in Fort Collins, CO
Died April 15, 2002, in Denver, CO

Federal Judicial Service:
Associate Justice, Supreme Court of the United States
Nominated by John F. Kennedy on April 3, 1962, to a seat vacated by Charles Evans Whittaker. Confirmed by the Senate on April 11, 1962, and received commission on April 12, 1962. Assumed senior status on June 28, 1993. Service terminated on April 15, 2002, due to death.

Allotment as Circuit Justice:
Eighth Circuit, April 16, 1962-June 8, 1970
Tenth Circuit, April 16, 1962-June 27, 1993
Sixth Circuit, July 4, 1981-September 30, 1981
Fifth Circuit, October 1, 1981-October 8, 1990
Eleventh Circuit, June 26, 1987-July 31, 1987

Education:
University of Oxford, Rhodes Scholar
University of Colorado, B.A., 1938
Yale Law School, LL.B., 1946

Professional Career:
Professional football player, Pittsburgh Steelers and Detroit Lions, 1938-1940
U.S. Navy, Naval Intelligence, 1942-1945
Law clerk, Hon. Fred Vinson, Supreme Court of the United States, 1946-1947
Private practice, Denver, Colorado, 1947-1961
Deputy attorney general, U.S. Department of Justice, 1961-1962
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