Harry Blackmun

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Harry Blackmun

Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States from 1970 until 1994 add

Category: Literature

Born in 1908.

Countries: United States (71%), Minnesota (14%), Italy (7%)

Main connections: Associate Justice, Stephen Breyer, Diane Wood

Linked to: Harvard Law School, Thornburgh v. American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Republican Party, University of Minnesota Law School

 

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Harry Blackmun was born in 1908 add something


1929

He attended Harvard College on scholarship, earning an A.B. "summa cum laude" in mathematics and graduating Phi Beta Kappa in 1929 add something


1932

He attended Harvard Law School , graduating in 1932 add something


1941

He married Dorothy Clark in 1941 and had three daughters with her, Nancy, Sally, and Susan add something


1950

Between 1950 and 1959, Blackmun served as resident counsel for the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota add something


1959

The American Bar Association gave him an extremely high rating of "exceptionally well qualified," and he was confirmed unanimously by the United States Senate on September 15, 1959 add something


1970

He received his commission on May 14, 1970 add something

 

Clarence Thomas - In the 1970s and 1980s, William J. Brennan, Thurgood Marshall, and Harry Blackmun were likewise generally quiet


1975

That began to change, however, between 1975 and 1980, by which time Blackmun was joining Brennan in 54,5 percent of the divided cases, and Burger in 45,5 percent add something

 

Diane Wood - Wood clerked for Judge Irving Goldberg of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals from 1975 to 1976 and for Associate Justice Harry Blackmun of the U.S. Supreme Court from 1976 to 1977

 

Diane Wood - Wood clerked for Judge Irving Goldberg of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals from 1975 to 1976 and for Associate Justice Harry Blackmun of the U.S. Supreme Court from 1976 to 1977


1986

Beth Brinkmann - She clerked for Supreme Court Justice Harry Blackmun in 1986 and clerked for appeals-court judge Phyllis A. Kravitch of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit


1988

Edward Lazarus - Lazarus was a law clerk for Justice Harry Blackmun from 1988 to 1989


1993

J. Paul Oetken - From 1993 until 1994, Oetken served as a law clerk to Associate Justice Harry Blackmun on the United States Supreme Court


1994

Blackmun announced his retirement from the Supreme Court in April 1994, four months before he officially left the bench add something

 

Stephen Breyer - Breyer's appointment came shortly thereafter, however, following the retirement of Harry Blackmun in 1994, when Clinton nominated Breyer as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court on May 13 of that year

 

Supreme Court of the United States - Sometimes a great length of time passes between nominations, such as the eleven years between Stephen Breyer's nomination in 1994 to succeed Harry Blackmun and the nomination of John Roberts in 2005 to fill the seat of Sandra Day O'Connor


1997

In 1997, Blackmun portrayed Justice Joseph Story in the Steven Spielberg film "Amistad", making him the only Supreme Court justice to have played a judge in a motion picture add something


Harry Blackmun died in 1999 add something


2004

In 2004 the Library of Congress released his voluminous files add something


2006

His wife died seven years later on July 13, 2006, at the age of 95, and was buried next to him add something