Stewart, Potter, 1915–85, associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (1958–81), b. Jackson, Mich. After receiving (1941) his law degree from Yale, he was admitted to the Ohio bar. He later practiced law in Cincinnati. A U.S. Circuit Court judge from 1954 to 1958, he was appointed by President Eisenhower to replace Harold H. Burton on the Supreme Court. An advocate of the careful exercise of judicial review, Stewart limited his decisions to narrow questions of law and rarely ruled on broad constitutional issues.
Stewart, Potter(1915–85) Supreme Court justice; born in Jackson, Mich. He was in private practice and involved in Cincinnati politics when he was appointed to the U.S. Court of Appeals (1954–58). President Eisenhower named him to the U.S. Supreme Court (1959–81) where he took independent and moderate judicial positions.