William Rehnquist facts for kids
Quick facts for kids
|16th Chief Justice of the United States|
September 25, 1986 – September 3, 2005
|Nominated by||Ronald Reagan|
|Preceded by||Warren E. Burger|
|Succeeded by||John Roberts|
|Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States|
December 15, 1971 – September 26, 1986
|Nominated by||Richard Nixon|
|Preceded by||John Harlan|
|Succeeded by||Antonin Scalia|
|United States Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Legal Counsel|
January 29, 1969 – December 1971
|Preceded by||Frank Wozencraft|
|Succeeded by||Ralph Erickson|
William Hubbs Rehnquist
October 1, 1924
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.
|Died||September 3, 2005 (aged 80)
Arlington, Virginia, U.S.
(m. 1953; died 1991)
|Education||Stanford University (BA, MA, LLB)
Harvard University (MA)
|Branch/service||United States Army|
|Years of service||1943–1946|
|Battles/wars||World War II|
William Hubbs Rehnquist (October 1, 1924 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin – September 3, 2005 in Arlington, Virginia) was an American lawyer, jurist, and a political figure. He was an Associate Justice on the Supreme Court of the United States and later as the Chief Justice of the United States. Considered a conservative, Rehnquist favored a federalism under which the states meaningfully exercised governmental power. Under this view of federalism, the Supreme Court of the United States, for the first time since the 1930s, struck down an Act of Congress as exceeding federal power under the Commerce Clause.
- William H. Rehnquist (2004). The Centennial Crisis: The Disputed Election of 1876. Knopf Publishing Group. ISBN: 0-375-41387-1.
- William H. Rehnquist (1998). All the Laws but One : Civil Liberties in Wartime. William Morrow & Co. ISBN: 0-688-05142-1.
- William H. Rehnquist (1992). Grand Inquests: The Historic Impeachments of Justice Samuel Chase and President Andrew Johnson. Knopf Publishing Group. ISBN: 0-679-44661-3.
- William H. Rehnquist (1987). The Supreme Court: How It Was, How It Is. William Morrow & Co. ISBN: 0-688-05714-4.
- Revised edition: William H. Rehnquist (2001). The Supreme Court: A new edition of the Chief Justice's classic history. Knopf Publishing Group. ISBN: 0-375-40943-2.
Images for kids
William Rehnquist (left) takes the oath as Chief Justice from retiring Warren Burger at the White House in 1986, as his wife, Natalie, holds a Bible, President Ronald Reagan and Justice Antonin Scalia look on
An ailing Chief Justice Rehnquist administers the presidential oath of office to President George W. Bush at his inauguration in 2005, as First Lady Laura Bush looks on. Note: Rehnquist's addition of the gold stripes on his robes