Football player who later became a lawyer and the first Supreme Court Justice from Colorado. He was nicknamed Whizzer.
He was the student body president at the University of Colorado at Boulder.
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.
He had two children with Marion Stearns.
He was the United States Deputy Attorney General during the John F. Kennedy presidential administration.