Potter Stewart

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Birthday
23, 1915
Birthplace
Jackson, MI
Death Date
Dec 7, 1985 (70)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
23, 1915
Birthplace
Jackson, MI
Death Date
Dec 7, 1985 (70)

About

Judge who said, "Hard-core adult entertainment is hard to define, but I know it when I see it," when coming to his decision for the Jacobellis v. Ohio case.

Before Fame

He worked in a private law firm for some time after serving in the Naval Reserve during World War II, and at age 39, he was appointed to the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

Trivia

He contributed to jurisprudence of the Fourth Amendment.

Family Life

He grew up in Jackson, Michigan, a small town south of Lansing. His father, James Garfield Stewart, worked as a justice of the Ohio Supreme Court.

Associated With

He was a member of Phi Delta Phi along with future president Gerald R. Ford at Yale Law School in the late 1930s.