Brennan, William J.

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Brennan, William J. Gender: M
William Joseph Brennan, Jr.
born on 25 April 1906 at 13:00 (= 1:00 PM )
Place Newark, New Jersey, 40n44, 74w10
Timezone EST h5w (is standard time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 04°36' s_mo.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 27°18 Asc.s_leocol.18.gif 27°22'

William J. Brennan (in 1976)


American jurist called "probably the most influential Justice of the [20th] century."

He served as an Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court from 1956 to 1990. As the seventh longest-serving justice in Supreme Court history, he was known for being a leader of the Court's liberal wing.

He was known for his outspoken progressive views, including opposition to the death penalty and support for abortion rights. He authored several landmark case opinions, including Baker v. Carr, establishing the "one person, one vote" principle, and New York Times Co. v. Sullivan, which required "actual malice" in a libel suit against those deemed "public figures".

On November 30, 1993, Justice Brennan was presented with the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Bill Clinton.

Brennan died on 24 July 1997, aged 91, in Washington, D.C., USA.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • associate relationship with Law: Roe v. Wade (born 22 January 1973). Notes: Associate Justice of the US Supreme Court, majority voter


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes "Justice Brennan: Liberal Champion" by Seth Stern and Stephen Wermiel (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2010): "On April 25, 1906, ... in Newark ... At 1 P.M. Agnes have birth to her first son, whom they named after [his father] Bill."


  • Vocation : Law : Jurist (Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court, 1956-1990)