Sherman Minton

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Birthday
20, 1890
Birthplace
Georgetown, IN
Death Date
Apr 9, 1965 (74)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
20, 1890
Birthplace
Georgetown, IN
Death Date
Apr 9, 1965 (74)

About

Senator from Indiana who became a Supreme Court Justice, where he frequently ruled to roll back government power.

Before Fame

He returned home to practice law and enter politics after serving in France during World War I, taking a Senate seat in 1935 and quickly befriending fellow senator Harry Truman.

Trivia

He was a liberal senator, but became a conservative judge, possibly because he viewed President Roosevelt's New Deal program to be largely unconstitutional.

Family Life

His formal education stopped at eighth grade, but he learned a lot about politics by accompanying his father to political rallies.

Associated With

He and Earl Warren were two of the justices who ruled in Brown v. Board of Education that separate public schools for black and white students were not constitutional.