William H. Rehnquist
William H. Rehnquist was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and
served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. He
earned his B.A. and M.A. in political science from Stanford
University and a second M.A. from Harvard. He graduated
first in his class at Stanford Law School in 1952. In 1969
Rehnquist became assistant attorney general for the Justice
Department's Office of Legal Council. He was confirmed by
the Senate as an associate justice of the Supreme Court in
December 1971, and took his place on the bench in January
1972. He became the sixteenth Chief Justice of the Supreme
Court in 1986 and died in 2005.
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Books:Centennial Crisis: Disputed Election of 1876, March 2004