Breyer, Stephen

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Breyer, Stephen Gender: M
Stephen Gerald Breyer
born on 15 August 1938 at 07:40 (= 07:40 AM )
Place San Francisco, California, 37n47, 122w25
Timezone PST h8w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: March
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 22°08' s_mo.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 12°48 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 18°34'

Stephen Breyer


American jurist, nominated on 5/13/1994, about 4:00 PM, by President Clinton as the 108th Justice of the Supreme Court to fill the vacated seat of Harry Blakmun. Former chief counsel to the Senate Judicial Committee and a federal judge for 12 years, a lawyer and law professor, Breyer is a brilliant legal scholar with a playful intellect and winning personality. He supports free speech and is a financial conservative. Lawyers who have worked with him in New England praise him as quick, gregarious, scholarly and nonpartisan, if a bit imperious.

Financial disclosure forms show that he owns several million dollars in stocks and bonds and the Supreme Court annual salary of $164,000, yet he wears frayed suits, quite indifferent to style. With a scholarly manner, he has impressed and charmed scores of people scattered through the upper reaches of American law and politics. President Clinton found him the best possible candidate in spite of the fact that "the chemistry between them had been bad when they first met."

Breyer was raised in a modest, two-story home in an upper-middle-class neighborhood, the older of two boys who both became lawyers. Education came easily, along with Jewish religious school. His mom insisted that he also go out for sports and go to camp as well in order to have a well-rounded life. He attended Stanford University with post-grad work at Oxford, where he picked up a fascination with economics. He studied law at Harvard, where he also edited a law review. In the spring of 1984 Breyer received word that Goldberg had selected him as a clerk for the high court term beginning in October.

In 1967, he met his future wife, Joanna Hare, an Englishwoman and the daughter of Lord John Blakenham, leader of Britain's Conservative Party. She was then working as an assistant in the Washington office of London's Sunday Times and later became a psychologist.

From Washington, Breyer returned to Harvard to teach regulatory law but continued to visit the capital, working for several months in 1973 on the Watergate prosecutions. In 1979 he returned to Washington again, this time as the Judiciary Committee's chief counsel. He has become well-regarded as an expert on federal regulatory law, about which he has written influential articles and books.

He lives the life of a conventional and successful member of the American intellectual and policy elite, enjoying fine food, wine and conversation, rooting for his hometown baseball and basketball teams, running and riding a beat-up, one-speed bicycle to stay fit, driving a dark blue Volvo station wagon and sending his three kids to Harvard, Stanford and Yale. He and Joanna live in a $600,000 colonial home.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • associate relationship with Souter, David (born 17 September 1939)


  • Relationship : Meet a significant person 1967 (Joanna Hare)
  • Work : New Career 1979 (Judiciary Commitee's chief council)
  • Work : New Job October 1984 (Clerk of the high court)
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  • Work : Gain social status 13 May 1994 at 08:00 AM (Justice of the Supreme Court)
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Source Notes

B.C. in hand from Marion March


  • Traits : Mind : I.Q. high/ Mensa level (Mensa level; brilliant scholar)
  • Traits : Personality : Gracious/ sociable (Winning personality)
  • Traits : Personality : Hard worker
  • Family : Childhood : Order of birth (First of two boys)
  • Family : Relationship : Marriage more than 15 Yrs (Over 30 years)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (Three)
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Invest/ Stocks, Bonds
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Wealthy
  • Lifestyle : Social Life : Outdoors (Rides bicycle to stay in shape)
  • Lifestyle : Home : Neighborhood ($600,000 colonial home, urbane)
  • Personal : Religion/Spirituality : Western (Attended Jewish religious school)
  • Vocation : Education : Teacher (Professor of regulatory law)
  • Vocation : Law : Attorney
  • Vocation : Law : Jurist (Justice of the Supreme Court)