White, Byron R., 1917-2002

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Associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, appointed by President John F. Kennedy in 1962; formerly U.S. deputy attorney general, lawyer, naval intelligence officer, Rhodes scholar, and professional football player. Full name: Byron Raymond White. Nickname: Whizzer.

From the description of Byron R. White papers, 1961-1992. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70983274

Biographical Note

  • 1917, June 8: Born, Fort Collins, Colo.
  • 1938: B.A., University of Colorado, Boulder, Colo.
  • 1938 - 1939 : Football player, Pittsburgh Steelers, National Football League, Pittsburgh, Pa.
  • 1939: Rhodes scholar, Oxford University, Oxford, England
  • 1940 - 1942 : Football player, Detroit Lions, National Football League, Detroit, Mich.
  • 1942 - 1945 : United States Naval Intelligence, Pacific Theater
  • 1946: J.D., Yale Law School, New Haven, Conn.
  • 1946: Married Marion Lloyd Stearns
  • 1946 - 1947 : Clerk to chief justice, U.S. Supreme Court
  • 1947 - 1960 : Attorney, Lewis, Grant & Davis, Denver, Colo.
  • 1961 - 1962 : Deputy U.S. attorney general
  • 1962 - 1993 : Associate justice, U.S. Supreme Court
  • 2002, April 15: Died, Denver, Colo.

From the guide to the Byron R. White Papers, 1961-1993, (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf White, Byron R., 1917-2002. Byron R. White papers, 1961-1992. Library of Congress
referencedIn Martz, Clyde O., 1920-,. Oral history interview with Clyde O. Martz, [dvd] / interviewed by Gerald Harrison and Nicholas Makris and filmed by Marvin Woolf, 2007. Boulder Public Library
creatorOf Byron R. White Papers, 1961-1993 Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Warren, Earl, 1891-1974. Earl Warren papers, 1864-1974 (bulk 1953-1974). Library of Congress
referencedIn Powell, Lewis F., 1907-1998. Lewis F. Powell, Jr. papers, 1921-1998. [part 5]. The Library at Washington and Lee University School of Law, Law Library
referencedIn Records of the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations. 1875 - 2006. World War II Action and Operational Reports. 12/7/1941 - 1946. MTBRONS SOPAC, 1/13/1944. 12/7/1941 - 1946. Action Report of the Loss of the USS PT-109 on August 1-2, 1943
referencedIn Moschetti, Bauldie, 1909-1994,. Oral history interview with Bauldie and Sybil Moschetti, [sound recording] / interviewed by Joan Plyley 1991. Boulder Public Library
referencedIn Boulder Daily Camera. Byron "Whizzer" White clippings. Boulder Public Library
referencedIn Records, 1946-2000 Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Clayton S. White Oral History Collection, 1938-1998
referencedIn National Land for People collection, Bulk, 1972-1983, 1850-1991 Special Collections Research Center, California State University, Fresno
referencedIn Earl Warren Papers, 1864-1974, (bulk 1953-1974) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Oversize portraits of Boulder residents photograph. Boulder Public Library
creatorOf Powell, Lewis F., 1907-1998. U.S. Supreme Court case files 1972-1987 [part 2]. The Library at Washington and Lee University School of Law, Law Library
creatorOf Rodell, Fred, 1907-1980. Papers. Haverford College Library
referencedIn Christopher, Richard J., 1919-,. Oral history interview with Richard J. Christopher, [sound recording], 1996, interviewed by Marcia Millikan Sullivan. Boulder Public Library
referencedIn Gelwick, Clyde, 1913-,. Oral history interview with Clyde Gelwick, [sound recording] / interviewed by Charles L. Aumiller, 1994. Boulder Public Library
referencedIn Powell, Lewis F., 1907-1998. Lewis F. Powell, Jr. papers, 1921-1998. [part 4]. The Library at Washington and Lee University School of Law, Law Library
referencedIn United States. Supreme Court. Collection, 1976. Library of Congress
referencedIn Powell, Lewis F., 1907-1998. U.S. Supreme Court case files 1972-1987 [part 1]. The Library at Washington and Lee University School of Law, Law Library
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associatedWith Ballis, George Elfie, 1925-2010 person
associatedWith Ballis, Maia person
associatedWith Boulder Daily Camera. corporateBody
associatedWith Christopher, Richard J., 1919-, person
associatedWith Gelwick, Clyde, 1913-, person
correspondedWith Harvard Law School Forum corporateBody
associatedWith Martz, Clyde O., 1920-, person
associatedWith Moschetti, Bauldie, 1909-1994, person
associatedWith Powell, Lewis F., 1907-1998. person
associatedWith Rodell, Fred, 1907-1980. person
associatedWith Spidle, Jake W., 1941- person
associatedWith United States. Supreme Court. corporateBody
correspondedWith Warren, Earl, 1891-1974. person
associatedWith White, Clayton Samuel, 1912-2004 person
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Press--Liability (Law)
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Freedom of speech
Homosexuality--Law and legislation
Racism--United States
Judicial opinions--United States
Freedom of speech--United States
Child pornography--United States
Racism
Abortion--United States
Police questioning
Law--United States
Law
Law--Cases--United States
Homosexuality--Law and legislation--United States
Child pornography
Police questioning--United States
Abortion
Constitutional law--United States
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Birth 1917-06-08

Death 2002-04-15

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