William J. Brennan Jr.

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Birthday
25, 1906
Birthplace
New Jersey
Death Date
Jul 24, 1997 (91)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
25, 1906
Birthplace
New Jersey
Death Date
Jul 24, 1997 (91)

About

Associate Justice of the Supreme Court who served for nearly 30 years. He established the "one person, one vote" principle.

Before Fame

He was a recess appointment by Dwight Eisenhower, and he was given the post to please the president's Catholic and Northeast supporters.

Trivia

He frequently authored opinions protecting abortion and opposing the death penalty.

Family Life

He was born in New Jersey, the second of eight children of Irish immigrants.

Associated With

He was said to be "probably the most influential justice" of the 20th century by Antonin Scalia who served with Brennan on the Supreme Court.