January 23, 2006

This date in Michigan History

This date in Michigan History:
January 23, 1915
Future U.S. Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart is born in Jackson, Michigan.

A graduate of Yale University, Potter Stewart served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. During the mid-1950s he served as a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit. In October 1958, Stewart was nominated to the Supreme Court by President Dwight D. Eisenhower. He retired on July 3, 1981, and was replaced by Sandra Day O'Connor, the first woman to serve on the court. Justice Stewart died on December 7, 1985, and is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.
Courtesy Michigan History Magazine.


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