Pierce Butler, associate justice, United States Supreme Court (1923–1939).Born March 17, 1866, Dakota County. Education: Carleton College (1877); read law in office of Pinch and Twohy; assistant county attorney (1891–93), county attorney (1893–97); railroad counsel, law practice; regent, University of Minnesota (17 years); U.S. Supreme Court (1923–39). Died November 16, 1939.
William O. Douglas, associate justice, United States Supreme Court (1939–1975). Born October 16, 1898, Maine Township, Minnesota. Education: Whitman College (1920), Columbia University Law School (1925); law practice (1925–27); faculty, Columbia University (1928–29); faculty, Yale University (1929–1936); commissioner, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (1936–39); U.S. Supreme Court (1939–1975). Died January 19, 1980.
Warren E. Burger, chief justice, United States Supreme Court (1969–1986).Born September 17, 1907, St. Paul. Education: University of Minnesota, St. Paul (now William Mitchell) College of Law (1931, magna cum laude); law practice; faculty, William Mitchell College of Law; U.S. assistant attorney general, U.S. Court of Appeals (1956–69); U.S. Supreme Court (1969–86); chair, Commission on the Bicentennial of the United States Constitution. Died June 25, 1995.
Harry A. Blackmun, associate justice, United States Supreme Court (1970–1994).Born November 12, 1908, Nashville, Illinois. Education: Harvard University (A.B. 1929, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa; LL.B. 1932); law practice; faculty, William Mitchell College of Law, University of Minnesota Law School; resident counsel, Mayo Clinic and Mayo Association; U.S. Court of Appeals (1959–70); U.S. Supreme Court (1970–94). Died March 4, 1999.
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