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  1. William Hubbs Rehnquist (/ ˈ r ɛ n k w ɪ s t / REN-kwist; October 1, 1924 – September 3, 2005) was an American attorney and jurist who served on the U.S. Supreme Court for 33 years, first as an associate justice from 1972 to 1986 and then as the 16th chief justice from 1986 until his death in 2005.

  2. Dec 19, 2022 · William Rehnquist, in full William Hubbs Rehnquist, original name William Donald Rehnquist, (born October 1, 1924, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.—died September 3, 2005, Arlington, Virginia), 16th chief justice of the United States, appointed to the Supreme Court in 1971 and elevated to chief justice in 1986.

  3. Jan 28, 2023 · William Hubbs Rehnquist is remembered as one of the most successful Chief Justices of the Supreme Court of the United States and is frequently mentioned in the same breath as his inspiration, Chief Justice John Marshall. Rehnquist was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on October 1, 1924. He grew up with parents of modest but comfortable means, both of whom were conservative Republicans.

  4. William Hubbs Rehnquist (1924–2005) was appointed to the Supreme Court in 1972 by President Richard M. Nixon. In 1986 President Ronald Reagan elevated Rehnquist to chief justice, a position he held until his death in 2005. During his tenure on the Court, both as associate justice and chief justice, Rehnquist was not known as a sympathetic defender of First Amendment rights, although he appeared more supportive of some aspects of the amendment than others.

  5. William Hubbs Rehnquist was born Oct. 1, 1924, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the son of William Benjamin Rehnquist and Margery Peck Rehnquist. He attended public elementary and high schools in Shorewood, Wisconsin, a suburb of Milwaukee. From 1943 to 1946 he served in the United States Army Air Forces and was discharged with the rank of sergeant.

  6. Associate Justice: 1972-1986, Chief Justice: 1986-2005. WILLIAM HUBBS REHNQUIST was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, October 1, 1924. He grew up in the suburb of Shorewood, the son of a paper salesman. Rehnquist’s strongly conservative views can be traced directly to his childhood. According to a Washington Post report, the political heroes in the Rehnquist household were “Republican standard bearers such as Alf Landon, Wendell Willkie and Herbert Hoover.”.

  7. Nov 29, 2017 · Rehnquist served as the presiding judge in President Bill Clinton’s impeachment trial. Further, Rehnquist supported the Supreme Court decision, Bush v. Gore, which ended attempts to recount Florida votes in the 2000 presidential election. On the other hand, although the Rehnquist Court had the opportunity, it declined to overrule the liberal decisions of Roe v.

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