Charles Evans Whittaker

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Whittaker, Charles Evans,

1901–73, associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (1957–62), b. Troy, Kans. He received his law degree from the Univ. of Kansas City in 1924 and practiced law for many years. He served as judge of the U.S. District Court for Western Missouri (1954–56) and on the U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th circuit (1956–57), before appointment by President Eisenhower to the Supreme Court. Upon his retirement in 1962, he was succeeded by Byron R. White.
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Whittaker, Charles Evans

(1901–73) Supreme Court justice; born near Troy, Kans. He practiced law in Kansas City for 30 years before presiding over a U.S. district court (1954–56) then a U.S. Court of Appeals (1956–57). President Eisenhower named him to the U.S. Supreme Court (1957–62) where he wrote no major opinions.
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