Retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens passed away yesterday in Florida. He was 99 years old.
Justice Stevens served in World War II, attended law school at Northwestern University School of Law, served as a clerk to Supreme Court Justice Wiley Rutledge, and practiced law in Chicago and Washington DC. In 1970, President Richard Nixon nominated him to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. In 1975, President Gerald Ford nominated Justice Stevens to the Supreme Court, where he served for 34 years. After his retirement in 2010, he authored three books.
A press release from the U.S. Supreme Court may be found here.