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Name Blackmun, Harry Andrew
City Washington
State DC
Role(s) Judge : Federal, Article III
Race White
Gender M
This biographical data was taken from the Federal Judicial Center [link] on Aug 15, 2016:

Blackmun, Harry Andrew
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This biographical data was taken from the Federal Judicial Center [link] on Aug 15, 2016:

Blackmun, Harry Andrew
Born November 12, 1908, in Nashville, IL
Died March 4, 1999, in Arlington, VA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
Nominated by Dwight D. Eisenhower on August 18, 1959, to a seat vacated by John Benjamin Sanborn. Confirmed by the Senate on September 14, 1959, and received commission on September 21, 1959. Service terminated on June 8, 1970, due to appointment to another judicial position.

Associate Justice, Supreme Court of the United States
Nominated by Richard M. Nixon on April 15, 1970, to a seat vacated by Abe Fortas. Confirmed by the Senate on May 12, 1970, and received commission on May 14, 1970. Assumed senior status on August 3, 1994. Service terminated on March 4, 1999, due to death.

Allotment as Circuit Justice:
Eighth Circuit, June 9, 1970-August 2, 1994
First Circuit, August 7, 1990-October 8, 1990

Harvard College, A.B., 1929
Harvard Law School, LL.B., 1932

Professional Career:
Law clerk, Hon. John B. Sanborn, U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, 1932-1933
Private practice, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1934-1950
Counsel, Mayo Organizations, Rochester, Minnesota, 1950-1959
Research Collections
Oral History

compress summary

Case(s) EE-AL-0097 : United States v. Jefferson County
EE-MO-0107 : U.S. v. Sheet Metal Workers International Association, Local Union No. 36, AFL-CIO
EE-WI-0058 : International Union v. Johnson Controls, Inc.
FH-MO-0002 : Jones v. Alfred H. Mayer Co.
FH-WI-0001 : U.S. v. American Family Mutual Insurance Company
ID-TX-0001 : Lelsz v. Kavanaugh
IM-CA-0002 : Flores v. Reno
IM-CA-0011 : Catholic Social Services v. Ashcroft
IM-FL-0008 : Haitian Refugee Center, Inc. v. Baker
IM-NY-0006 : Haitian Centers Council, Inc. v. McNary
IM-NY-0013 : Dougall v. Sugarman
IM-NY-0016 : Foley v. Connelie
IM-VA-0001 : Commonwealth of Puerto Rico v. Alfred L. Snapp & Sons, Inc.
PC-AR-0005 : Jackson v. Bishop
PC-KY-0007 : Kendrick v. Bland
PC-OH-0017 : Wilson v. Seiter
PC-OH-0025 : Rhodes v. Stewart
PC-TX-0010 : Cruz v. Beto
SD-MO-0001 : Liddell v. Board of Education for the City of St. Louis

Additional Resources
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