|Birthname||David Hackett Souter|
|born on||17 September 1939 at 20:00 (= 8:00 PM )|
|Place||Melrose, Massachusetts, 42n28, 71w04|
|Timezone||EDT h4w (is daylight saving time)|
|Astrology data||24°11' 24°59 Asc. 26°17'|
American Supreme Court jurist who emphasizes judicial restraint, nominated by President George Bush. Respected by his colleagues for intellectual prowess and strong opinions and noted for modesty, out of 106 jurists who have served on the Supreme Court, he is the sixth who has remained unmarried. With his appointment, he became Washington's leading bachelor.
Souter was the only child of a bank loan officer and his wife. He was an excellent student, voted Most Likely to Succeed in his high school, and went on to major in philosophy at Harvard, where he wrote his senior thesis on Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes. A Rhodes scholar, he returned to Harvard Law School where he graduated in 1966. He practiced law for two years at a leading Concord firm, then moved to the office of then-state Attorney General Warren Rudman. He succeeded Rudman in 1976.
After two years as New Hampshire's chief law officer, Souter was appointed a state judge by the new governor and five years later, named to the State Supreme Court. In April 1990, Souter was selected for the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, the court at the level just below the Supreme Court. He had held the job a month when President George Bush tapped him to fill the Supreme Court seat vacated by retiring Justice William Brennan Jr. The nomination was announced 7/23/1990, at 5:04:36 PM, EDT, Washington, D. C. He was low-key and courteous during preliminary confirmation hearings, skillfully side-stepping the volatile issues such as abortion. The Senate approved the nomination 90-9.
Though considered reserved and shy, he is also said to be an excellent conversationalist and a good listener. An intelligent, shy and decent man who likes old cars, black and white TV and the Boston Red Sox, he greatly respects the Court's traditions. . He has ruled with the majority on decisions that include opinions holding organized prayer at a public school graduation to be unconstitutional; an anti-homosexual provision in the Colorado constitution; and term limits for state and federal representatives.
- associate relationship with Alito, Samuel (born 1 April 1950)
- associate relationship with Breyer, Stephen (born 15 August 1938)
- associate relationship with Ginsburg, Ruth Bader (born 15 March 1933)
- associate relationship with Kennedy, Anthony (born 23 July 1936)
- associate relationship with O'Connor, Sandra Day (born 26 March 1930)
- associate relationship with Scalia, Antonin (born 11 March 1936)
- associate relationship with Stevens, John Paul (born 20 April 1920)
- associate relationship with Thomas, Clarence (born 23 June 1948)
- Work : New Job 1968 (Practicing attorney)
- Work : Gain social status 23 July 1990 at 5:05 PM in Washington, DC (Nominated to U.S. Supreme Court)
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Frances McEvoy quotes a friend of Souter's mom for "about 8:00 PM."
- Traits : Personality : Shy (Shy)
- Family : Relationship : Married late/never
- Vocation : Law : Attorney
- Vocation : Law : Jurist (Supreme Court)