Stephen Johnson Field

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Birthday
4, 1816
Birthplace
Connecticut
Death Date
Apr 9, 1899 (82)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
4, 1816
Birthplace
Connecticut
Death Date
Apr 9, 1899 (82)

About

Served as an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court from 1863 to 1897.

Before Fame

He graduated from Williams College in 1837.

Trivia

He was an advocate of substantive due process, which enabled federal courts to protect certain fundamental rights from government interference under the due process clauses of the 5th and 14th Amendments.

Family Life

He was the son of David Dudley Field I and Submit Dickinson.

Associated With

He was nominated to the Supreme Court by President Abraham Lincoln.