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Abe Fortas

Abe FortasBorn: 19-Jun-1910
Birthplace: Memphis, TN
Died: 5-Apr-1982
Location of death: Washington, DC
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Cremated

Gender: Male
Religion: Jewish
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Judge
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: US Supreme Court Justice, 1965-69

Military service: US Army (medical discharge for eye tuberculosis)

Father: William Fortas (cabinet maker, orthodox Jew)
Mother: Ray Berson
Wife: Carolyn Eugenia Agger (m. 9-Jul-1935, no children)

    High School: South Side High School, Memphis, TN
    University: Southwestern College, Memphis, TN (1930)
    Law School: LLB, Yale Law School (1933)
    Professor: Yale Law School (1933-37)

    US Supreme Court Justice 4-Oct-1965 to 14-May-1969 (resigned)
    Federated Department Stores Vice President
    Member of the Board of Braniff
    Arnold & Porter Co-Founder (1946)
    Yale Law Journal Editor-in-Chief
    American Bar Association
    American Judicature Society Board of Trustees
    Carnegie Hall Board of Directors
    Kennedy Center
    Order of the Coif
    Phi Beta Kappa Society
    English Ancestry Paternal
    Risk Factors: Tuberculosis, Smoking

Author of books:
Concerning Dissent and Civil Disobedience (1968, law)


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