The most important political philosopher in 20th-century analytic philosophy. He influenced moral and political philosophy greatly.
He enlisted in the Army during World War II after receiving his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1943.
He was a practitioner of numerous thought experiments, primarily the veil of ignorance.
He was married to Margaret Fox with whom he fathered four children.
He was given the National Humanities Medal by former U.S. President Bill Clinton.