Stevens, John Paul
|born on||20 April 1920 at 04:12 (= 04:12 AM )|
|Place||Chicago, Illinois, 41n51, 87w39|
|Timezone||CST h6w (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||00°01' 20°46 Asc. 06°19'|
American jurist, the 101st Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court, appointed by President Gerald R. Ford. He came to the high court on 12/17/1975, was sworn in two days later, just three weeks after his appointment had been announced on 11/28/1975. He waited six years to be able to move from his freshman spot on the court, and as of the turn of the century, he is second only to the Chief Justice in seniority.
From a prominent Chicago family, he had a reputation as a sharp-minded and hardworking attorney. Stevens was the youngest of four sons. His prominent father operated the Stevens and LaSalle hotels, among other businesses until the Depression cost the family much of its wealth. He attended the University of Chicago High School, and then the University itself, where he graduated in 1941 with a B.A. degree and a Phi Beta Kappa key.
He joined the Navy during World War II and was stationed in Washington, DC from 1942-1945. For his role as part of a Navy code-breaking team, he won the Bronze Star. He returned to Chicago at the end of the war, and enrolled in Northwestern University School of Law where he graduated first in his class in 1947.
Before practicing law, Stevens spent 1947-1948 as law clerk to Supreme Court Justice Wiley Rutledge. He joined a Chicago law firm in 1948, and acquired experience in antitrust law which helped him when he served as associate council of the House Judiciary Committee’s subcommittee on monopoly power from 1951-1952. From 1953 to 1955, he was a member of the Attorney General’s National Committee to Study Antitrust Laws. He lectured on antitrust law at Northwestern University School of Law in 1953 and at the University of Chicago Law School in 1954-1955.
In 1952, he helped found the Chicago law firm of Rothschild, Hart, Stevens and Barry. During 1969, he took time from his antitrust cases to serve as general counsel to a special Illinois commission set up to investigate judicial corruption.
On 10/14/1970, President Richard Nixon appointed him a judge of the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals. He took office on 11/02/1970, beginning five years on the federal bench in Chicago, where he was rated as one of the 12 leading appeals court judges in the country.
In July 1974 he had open-heart surgery.
He was nominated for the Supreme Court by President Gerald Ford on 11/28/1975 and sworn in on 12/19/1975. He served as freshman member of the high court until the appointment of a new justice six years later.
Stevens married Elizabeth Sheeran on 6/07/1942 while serving in the Navy, and they had four children, two adopted, and two after being married for 20 years. They divorced in 1979. He married Maryan Mulholland Simon in 1980. Amiable and modest, he flies his own plane and plays golf, tennis and bridge.
- 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 Rehnquist, William (born 1 October 1924)
- associate relationship with Roberts, John (born 27 January 1955)
- associate relationship with Scalia, Antonin (born 11 March 1936)
- associate relationship with Sotomayor, Sonia (born 25 June 1954)
- associate relationship with Souter, David (born 17 September 1939)
- associate relationship with Thomas, Clarence (born 23 June 1948)
- associate relationship with White, Byron (born 9 June 1917)
- Social : Joined group 1942 (Navy in Washington, DC, four yrs.)
- Work : New Job 1947 (Attorney)
- Social : End a program of study 1947 (Graduated from law school)
- Work : New Job 1951 (House Judiciary subcommittee)
- Work : Start Business 1952 (Helped found law firm)
- Relationship : Divorce dates 1979 (From Elizabeth)
- Relationship : Marriage 1980 (Second marriage, Maryan Mulholland Simon)
B.C. in hand from the Wilsons, obtained from Buell Huggins (Same in Contemporary American Horoscopes)
- Traits : Personality : Gracious/ sociable
- Traits : Personality : Hard worker
- Family : Childhood : Advantaged (Affluent family)
- Family : Childhood : Order of birth (Fourth of four boys)
- Family : Relationship : Marriage more than 15 Yrs (Two long term marriages, 37 yrs. & 20+ yrs.)
- Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (Two)
- Family : Parenting : Foster, Step, or Adopted Kids (Two)
- Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (Two natural after 20 years of marriage)
- Lifestyle : Social Life : Sports (Golf and tennis)
- Vocation : Law : Attorney
- Vocation : Law : Jurist (U.S. Supreme Court)
- Vocation : Travel : Pilot/ private