Sherman Minton


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Minton, Sherman

(1890–1965) Supreme Court justice; born near Georgetown, Ind. As a U.S. senator (Dem., Ind.; 1935), he promoted New Deal legislation and rose to assistant majority whip. He became a judge on the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals (1941–49) until President Harry Truman named him to the Supreme Court (1949–56).
The Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography, by John S. Bowman. Copyright © Cambridge University Press 1995. Reproduced with permission.
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