Associate Justi

David Souter

Supreme Court of the United States
Lawyer; Jurist (U.S. Supreme Court)
Area
Social and Behavioral Sciences
Specialty
Law
Member Since
1997
Approved bio 9.2.11 (for Induction)~~is Associate Justice (retired) of the Supreme Court of the United States. He ~was an Associate at Orr and Reno in Concord, New Hampshire, from 1966 to 1968, when he became an Assistant Attorney General of New Hampshire. In 1971, he became Deputy Attorney General and, in 1976, Attorney General of New Hampshire. In 1978, he was named an Associate Justice of the Superior Court of New Hampshire, and was appointed to the Supreme Court of New Hampshire as an Associate Justice in 1983. He became a Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit in 1990. President George H.W. Bush nominated him as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, and he took his seat in 1990. He retired from the Supreme Court of the United States on June 29, 2009. He was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1997.~~Approved descriptor Induction 9.21.11~Supreme Court of the United States, Washington, District of Columbia~~Associate Justice (retired). Associate at Orr and Reno in Concord, New Hampshire, from 1966 to 1968. Became Assistant Attorney General of New Hampshire in 1968. In 1971, became Deputy Attorney General and, in 1976, Attorney General of New Hampshire. Named Associate Justice of the Superior Court of New Hampshire in 1978, and appointed to the Supreme Court of New Hampshire as an Associate Justice in 1983. Became a Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit in 1990. Nominated by President George H.W. Bush as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, and took his seat in 1990. Retired from the Supreme Court on June 29, 2009.~
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