John Paul Stevens Biography
John Paul Stevens is an American lawyer and jurist who served as an Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court from 1975 until his retirement in 2010. He was the second-oldest-serving justice in the history of the court, and the third-longest-serving Justice. A registered Republican when appointed, Stevens was considered to have been on the liberal side of the court at the time of his retirement.
John Paul Stevens Age/Nationality
Paul was born on 20 April 1920 and is therefore currently 99 years old as of 2019. Being born in Chicago, Illinois, USA, he holds the American nationality and is of White ethnicity.
John Paul Stevens Spouse/Divorced
In June 1942, Stevens married Elizabeth Jane Shereen. The two later divorced in 1979.
During that same year in December, he married Maryan Mulholland Simon who they were with together until her death in 2005 due to complications from hip surgery. He has four children, Kathryn Stevens Jedlicka, Elizabeth Jane, Susan Roberta, and John Joseph, who died of cancer in 1996.
John Paul Stevens Family
He was born in Hyde Park, Chicago, Illinois, to a wealthy family. His father Ernest James Stevens, was a lawyer who later became a hotelier, owning two hotels, the La Salle and the Stevens Hotel. He, however, lost the ownership of the hotels during the Great Depression and was convicted of embezzlement.
His paternal grandfather had formed an insurance company and held real estate in Chicago, while his granduncle owned the Chas A. Stevens department store.
His mother, Elizabeth Maude (Street) Stevens was a high-school English teacher. Two of his three older brothers also became lawyers.
John Paul Stevens Education
Paul Stevens attended the University of Chicago, where he graduated in 1941 with a Bachelor of Arts degree. He served in the Navy during World War II, winning a Bronze Star. After the war, he attended the Northwestern University School of Law after the war and graduated in 1947.
John Paul Stevens Career
Paul Stevens began his legal career as a law clerk for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Wiley b. Rutledge from 1947 to 1948, as an associate justice of the Supreme Court, before joining a Chicago law firm to specialize in antitrust law.
Also, he also taught law part-time at the University of Chicago and Northwestern University and served on various public commissions, including as counsel for a House of Representatives subcommittee that investigated the power of monopolies.
He served as associate counsel in 1951 on a study of monopoly power for a subcommittee of the Judiciary Committee of the House of Representatives. After returning to Chicago in 1952, Stevens founded the firm of Rothschild, Stevens, Barry, and Meyers.
Along with his private practice, he taught antitrust law at Northwestern University and the University of Chicago law schools throughout much of the 1950s. He also served for a time as a member of the U.S. attorney general’s National Committee to Study Antitrust Laws.
John Paul Stevens Net worth
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John Paul Stevens New Book
John Paul Stevens Books
♦ The Making of a Justice: Reflections on My First 94 Years
♦ Six Amendments: How and Why We Should Change the Constitution
♦ Five Chiefs: A Supreme Court Memoir
♦ Performance Study of Shared Versus Nonshared Bandwidth on a Packet- Switched Network John Paul Stevens
John Paul Stevens Trivia
John Paul Stevens is the third-longest-serving United States Supreme Court Justice by time in office. He retired on 29 June 2010 when he was 90 years old.
When he stepped down, he was the third-longest serving Justice in the Court’s history. Since retiring he has written two books, Six Amendments: How and Why We Should Change the Constitution, and Five Chiefs: a Supreme Court Memoir.
In 2014, Justice Stevens testified before a Senate Committee to criticize recent Supreme Court decisions that weakened spending limits in political campaigns. He remains an active participant in the formation of Supreme Court decisions even after retirement.