Elena Kagan | Supreme Court Justice

Elena Kagan | Supreme Court Justice

Name Elena Kagan
Profession Supreme Court Justice
Date of Birth 1960-04-28
Place of Birth New York City, NY
Age
Death Date
Birth Sign Taurus

About Elena Kagan

Fourth female Supreme Court Justice. She was nominated by President Barack Obama to replace John Paul Stevens.

Early Life of Elena Kagan

She went abroad to study at Oxford, earning a Master of Philosophy in the early 1980s.

Trivia

She was appointed Solicitor General by President Obama one year before he nominated her for the Supreme Court.

Family Life

She grew up as her family’s middle child. Her father was a lawyer, while her mother was a teacher.

Associated With

She continued the legacy of the first female justice of the Supreme Court, Sandra Day O’Connor, who was nominated in 1981.

Byron White | Supreme Court Justice

Byron White | Supreme Court Justice

Name Byron White
Profession Supreme Court Justice
Date of Birth 1917-06-08
Place of Birth Fort Collins, CO
Age 84 yrs
Death Date 2002-04-15
Birth Sign Gemini

About Byron White

Football player who later became a lawyer and the first Supreme Court Justice from Colorado. He was nicknamed Whizzer.

Early Life of Byron White

He was the student body president at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Trivia

He played football for the Pittsburgh Pirates (later known as the Steelers) in 1938, then for the Detroit Lions from 1940 until 1941. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1954.

Family Life

He had two children with Marion Stearns.

Associated With

He was the United States Deputy Attorney General during the John F. Kennedy presidential administration.

Levi Woodbury | Supreme Court Justice

Levi Woodbury | Supreme Court Justice

Name Levi Woodbury
Profession Supreme Court Justice
Date of Birth 1789-12-22
Place of Birth New Hampshire
Age 61 yrs
Death Date 1851-09-04
Birth Sign Capricorn

About Levi Woodbury

Served as an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court from 1845 to 1851.

Early Life of Levi Woodbury

He graduated from Dartmouth College and went on to briefly attend Tapping Reeve Law School.

Trivia

He was the first Supreme Court Justice to have attended law school.

Family Life

He grew up in Francestown.

Associated With

He was nominated to the Supreme Court by President James Polk.

Stanley Forman Reed | Supreme Court Justice

Stanley Forman Reed | Supreme Court Justice

Name Stanley Forman Reed
Profession Supreme Court Justice
Date of Birth 1884-12-31
Place of Birth Kentucky
Age 95 yrs
Death Date 1980-04-02
Birth Sign Capricorn

About Stanley Forman Reed

Associate Justice of the Supreme Court from 1938 to 1957. He was part of the majority in Brown v. Board of Education.

Early Life of Stanley Forman Reed

He studied at Yale University, earning a B.A. He studied law at the University of Virginia and Columbia University, but never completed his law degree, becoming the last judge on the Court to not have a law degree.

Trivia

He was an associate of the accused spy Alger Hiss and was subpoenaed to testify during his trial, though he ethically objected to testifying while on the Supreme Court.

Family Life

He was born in Minerva, Mason County, Kentucky, where his father, John, was a successful physician.

Associated With

He was a prominent authority on agricultural law before joining the Supreme Court and was tapped by President Herbert Hoover to head the Federal Farm Bureau.

John Paul Stevens | Supreme Court Justice

John Paul Stevens | Supreme Court Justice

Name John Paul Stevens
Profession Supreme Court Justice
Date of Birth 1920-04-20
Place of Birth Illinois
Age 99 yrs
Death Date 2019-07-16
Birth Sign Taurus

About John Paul Stevens

Associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court from 1975 until 2010. He was one of its longest-serving justices.

Early Life of John Paul Stevens

He served in the United States Navy during World War II.

Trivia

He was under three different Chief Justices: Warren E. Burger, William Rehnquist, and John G. Roberts.

Family Life

His father was a hotelier and lawyer named Ernest James Stevens. He was married twice. He had a total of four children, John, Kathryn, Elizabeth and Susan. He had nine grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.

Associated With

He was nominated by President Gerald R. Ford to be a Supreme Court Justice.