Abe Fortas, Associate Justice (1965-1969)

General Information

  • Birth DateJune 19, 1910
  • Birth LocationMemphis, TN
  • Death DateApril 5, 1982
  • Death LocationWashington, DC
  • Age of Departure from the Court58
  • Reason for Departure from the CourtResigned
  • Bar AdmissionConn., 1934; Washington, D.C., 1945

Data Series

Offices

  • Associate Justice
  • Confirmation DateAugust 11, 1965
  • Nominating PresidentLyndon Baines Johnson
  • Nomination DateJuly 28, 1965
  • ReplacedArthur Goldberg
  • ReplacementHarry Blackmun
  • Other Offices
  • Federal OfficeAssistant director, Securities and Exchange Commission, 1937–39; general counsel, Public Works Administration, 1939–40; director, division of power, Interior Department, 1941–42; under secretary, Interior Department, 1942–46