Brennan, William J., 1906-1997

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Associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court; appointed 1956; resigned 1990.

From the description of Papers, 1956-1990. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 31605090

Associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court; appointed by President Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1956; resigned in 1990.

From the description of William J. Brennan papers, 1945-1998 (bulk 1956-1990). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70982573

Biographical Note

  • 1906, Apr. 25: Born, Newark, N.J.
  • 1928: B. S., Wharton School of Finance, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa. Married Marjorie Leonard (died 1982)
  • 1931: LL. B., Harvard University School of Law, Cambridge, Mass.
  • 1931 - 1949 : Member, law firm of Pitney, Hardin, Ward and Brennan, Newark, N.J.
  • 1932: Admitted to the New Jersey bar
  • 1942 - 1945 : Served in Ordnance Department, United States Army
  • 1949 - 1950 : Judge, Law Division, New Jersey Superior Court
  • 1950 - 1952 : Judge, Appellate Division, New Jersey Superior Court
  • 1952 - 1956 : Associate justice, New Jersey Supreme Court
  • 1956 - 1990 : Associate justice, United States Supreme Court
  • 1983: Married Mary Fowler
  • 1990: Retired
  • 1993: Awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom
  • 1997, July 24: Died, Washington, D.C.

From the guide to the William J. Brennan Papers, 1945-1998, (bulk 1956-1990), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Powell, Lewis F., 1907-1998. Lewis F. Powell, Jr. papers, 1921-1998. [part 3]. The Library at Washington and Lee University School of Law, Law Library
referencedIn National Association of Women Judges (U.S.). [Videotape collection] [videorecording]. Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn ILGWU. Gus Tyler papers, 1956-1996 Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library
creatorOf Brennan, William J. (William Joseph), 1906-1997. Letter, 1993. Harvard Law School Library, HLS Library
referencedIn Papers, 1918-1993 Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Norman Dorsen Papers, 1953-2006 Tamiment Library / Wagner Archives
creatorOf United States. Supreme Court. New York Times Company v. Sullivan : 376 U.S. 254, 84 S.Ct. 710, 11 L.Ed. 2d 686 (1964), [1964]. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Powell, Lewis F., 1907-1998. Lewis F. Powell, Jr. papers, 1921-1998. [part 6]. The Library at Washington and Lee University School of Law, Law Library
referencedIn Frankfurter, Felix, 1882-1965. Papers of Felix Frankfurter, 1900-1965 (inclusive), 1939-1962 (bulk). Harvard Law School Library, HLS Library
referencedIn Records, (inclusive), (bulk), 1979-1997, 1979-1989 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn Brant, Irving, 1885-1976. Irving Brant papers, 1910-1977 (bulk 1938-1975). Library of Congress
referencedIn Burton, Harold H. (Harold Hitz), 1888-1964. Harold H. Burton papers, 1792-1965 (bulk 1935-1964). 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 Papers, 1918-1993 Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Papers, 1923-1972 Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University.
creatorOf Brennan, William J. (William Joseph), 1906-1997. Papers, 1956-1990. Library of Congress
creatorOf Upjohn, Richard M. (Richard Michell), 1828-1903. House for William Matthews, Rye (N.Y.) [graphic] / R.M. Upjohn. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Irving Brant Papers, 1910-1977, (bulk 1938-1975) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Rodell, Fred, 1907-1980. Fred Rodell papers, 1940-1980. Haverford College Library
creatorOf Griswold, Harriet Ford, 1904-. Letters of condolence, 1994-1995. Harvard Law School Library, HLS Library
referencedIn Rauh, Joseph L., 1911-. Joseph L. Rauh papers, 1913-1994 (bulk 1950-1984). Library of Congress
referencedIn Cole, David Lawrence, 1902-1977. Series 2, Subseries 1. Miscellaneous commissions and boards files, 1942-1976. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Sutherland, Arthur E., 1902-1973. Papers of Arthur Eugene Sutherland, 1923-1972 (inclusive), 1950-1972 (bulk). Harvard Law School Library, HLS Library
creatorOf Brennan, William J. (William Joseph), 1906-1997. William J. Brennan papers, 1945-1998 (bulk 1956-1990). Library of Congress
referencedIn Harold H. Burton Papers, 1792-1965, (bulk 1935-1964) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Rauh, Joseph L., 1911-. Papers, 1913-1986 ; (bulk 1950-1984). Library of Congress
referencedIn National Association of Women Judges (U.S.). Records, 1966-1997 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union. Assistant President. ILGWU. Gus Tyler papers, 1956-1996. Cornell University Library
referencedIn George Murphy papers, 1911-1961 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Freund, Paul Abraham, 1908-. Papers of Paul A. Freund. Harvard Law School Library, HLS Library
referencedIn Webster, William H. The Tyrrell Williams Memorial Lecture, March 8, 1989, St. Louis, Missouri. Introduction by William H. Webster of the Honorable William J. Brennan, Jr. Washington University in St. Louis, Law Library
referencedIn Powell, Lewis F., 1907-1998,. Lewis F. Powell oral history interview, 1990 Nov. 5. Georgia State University
referencedIn Clement F. Haynsworth Papers, 1886-1989, (bulk 1957-1989) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Frankfurter, Felix, 1882-1965. Papers, 1900-1965. Harvard Law School Library, HLS Library
creatorOf Rodell, Fred, 1907-1980. Papers. Haverford College Library
creatorOf Murphy, George, 1897-1961. George Murphy papers, 1911-1961. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Haynsworth, Clement F. (Clement Furman), 1912-1989. Papers of Clement F. Haynsworth, 1886-1989 (bulk 1957-1989). Library of Congress
referencedIn New Jersey Historical Society. New Jersey Historical Society archives photographs: activities, 1950-[ongoing]. New Jersey Historical Society Library
referencedIn William Brennan collection, [19--?-ongoing]. Museum of Performance & Design
creatorOf Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. Records. : Series I., General Correspondence, 1922-1977 (bulk 1946-1966). Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
referencedIn Arnoni, M. S. (Menachem S.), 1922-1985. Menachem Arnoni collection, 1961-1968. Boston University, School of Medical
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
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
referencedIn Warren, Earl, 1891-1974. Earl Warren papers, 1864-1974 (bulk 1953-1974). Library of Congress
creatorOf Morgan, B. Rockaway. Milwaukee Public Library, Milwaukee County Federated Library System
referencedIn Papers, 1906-1979 Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University.
creatorOf Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. Records. : Series II., Alfred A. Knopf Personal, 1874-1984 (bulk 1953-1984). Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
creatorOf Scott, Austin Wakeman, 1884-1981. Papers, 1906-1979. Harvard Law School Library, HLS Library
creatorOf Brennan, William J. (William Joseph), 1906-1997. The criminal prosecution : sporting event or quest for truth? A progress report / by William J. Brennan, Jr. Washington University in St. Louis, Law Library
referencedIn Earl Warren Papers, 1864-1974, (bulk 1953-1974) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf William J. Brennan Papers, 1945-1998, (bulk 1956-1990) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Minnesota. Office of Civilian Defense. Labor coordinators' files, 1942-1943. Minnesota Historical Society, Division of Archives and Manuscripts
referencedIn Webster, William H. [Letter] 1989 March 13, Washington, D.C. [to] William J. Brennan, Washington, D.C. Washington University in St. Louis, Law Library
referencedIn Joseph L. Rauh Papers, 1913-1994, (bulk 1950-1984) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
Role Title Holding Repository
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correspondedWith Bazelon, David L. (David Lionel), 1909- person
correspondedWith Black, Hugo LaFayette, 1886-1971 person
correspondedWith Brant, Irving, 1885-1976. person
correspondedWith Burton, Harold H. (Harold Hitz), 1888-1964. person
correspondedWith Cahn, Edmond Nathaniel, 1906-1964 person
associatedWith Cole, David Lawrence, 1902-1977. person
correspondedWith Crystal, Daniel person
correspondedWith Di Lascia, Alfred person
correspondedWith Di Lascia, Alfred person
associatedWith Dorsen, Norman person
correspondedWith Douglas, William O. (William Orville), 1898-1980 person
correspondedWith Edwards, George C. (George Clifton), 1914- person
correspondedWith Ernst, Morris Leopold, 1888- person
correspondedWith Ernst, Morris Leopold, 1888- person
correspondedWith Finley, Robert C. person
associatedWith Frankfurter, Felix, 1882-1965. person
correspondedWith Freund, Arthur J. person
associatedWith Freund, Paul Abraham, 1908- person
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correspondedWith Goldberg, Arthur J. person
correspondedWith Goldberg, Arthur J. person
associatedWith Griswold, Harriet Ford, 1904- person
correspondedWith Haynsworth, Clement F. (Clement Furman), 1912-1989. person
associatedWith International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union. Assistant President. corporateBody
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correspondedWith King, Donald Barnett person
correspondedWith Knopf, Alfred A., 1892-1984 person
correspondedWith Lewis, Anthony, 1927- person
correspondedWith Marshall, Thurgood, 1908-1993 person
associatedWith Minnesota. Office of Civilian Defense. corporateBody
correspondedWith Moynihan, Daniel P. (Daniel Patrick), 1927-2003 person
associatedWith Murphy, George, 1897-1961. person
correspondedWith Murphy, Walter F., 1929-2010 person
associatedWith National Association of Women Judges (U.S.) corporateBody
associatedWith New Jersey Historical Society. corporateBody
correspondedWith Oliver, John W. (John Watkins), 1914-1990 person
correspondedWith O'Meara, Joseph, 1898- person
correspondedWith Pollak, Louis H. person
associatedWith Powell, Lewis F., 1907-1998. person
correspondedWith Rauh, Joseph L., 1911- person
correspondedWith Reitz, Curtis R. person
correspondedWith Reitz, Curtis R. person
associatedWith Rodell, Fred, 1907-1980. person
correspondedWith Schaefer, Walter V. (Walter Vincent), 1904- person
correspondedWith Schwartz, Bernard, 1923-1997 person
associatedWith Scott, Austin Wakeman, 1884-1981. person
correspondedWith Segal, Bernard G. (Bernard Gerard), 1907-1997 person
associatedWith Selden Society. corporateBody
associatedWith Sutherland, Arthur E., 1902-1973. person
associatedWith Tyler, Gus. person
associatedWith United States. Supreme Court. corporateBody
associatedWith Upjohn, Richard M. (Richard Michell), 1828-1903. person
correspondedWith Vanderbilt, Arthur T., 1888-1957 person
correspondedWith Van Dusen, Francis L. person
correspondedWith Walsh, Brian, 1918- person
correspondedWith Warren, Earl, 1891-1974 person
associatedWith Warrington, David, person
associatedWith Washington University (Saint Louis, Mo.). School of Law. corporateBody
associatedWith Webster, William H. person
correspondedWith Weigel, Stanley A. (Stanley Alexander), 1906-1999 person
correspondedWith Wright, Charles Alan person
correspondedWith Wright, Charles Alan person
correspondedWith Wright, J. Skelly person
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United States
United States
Subject
Affirmative action programs
Privacy, Right of
Poor--Civil rights--United States
Sex discrimination
Discovery
Judicial opinions--United States
Obscenity (law)
Freedom of speech
Law--United States
Poor--Civil rights
Judicial opinions
Capital punishment
Labor laws and legislation
Law
Constitutional law
Apportionment (Election law)
Freedom of association
Constitutional law--United States
Criminal procedure
Due process of law
Searches and seizures
People with social disabilities--Civil rights
Occupation
Jurists
Judges--United States
Function

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Birth 1906-04-25

Death 1997-07-24

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