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Arthur Goldberg
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Court Information:
Supreme Court of the United States
Title:   Former Justice
Position:   Seat #3
Appointed by:   John F. Kennedy
Active:   9/28/1962-/26/1965
Preceded by:   Felix Frankfurter
Succeeded by:   Abe Fortas
Personal History
Born:   August 8, 1908
Hometown:   Chicago, IL
Deceased:   January 19, 1990
Law School:   Northwestern University Law, 1928 and 1929

Arthur Joseph Goldberg was a justice on the Supreme Court of the United States. He joined the court in 1862 after being nominated by John F. Kennedy. Prior to joining the Court, Goldberg was the United States Secretary of Labor. Goldberg's service ended with his resignation on July 26, 1965. He passed away on January 19, 1990.[1]

Goldberg was one of two justices nominated to the Supreme Court by President John F. Kennedy. Goldberg served during The Warren Court.


Goldberg received his J.D. and LL.B. from the Northwestern University School of Law, in 1928 and 1929, respectively.[1]

Professional career

  • 1971-1990: Attorney in private practice, Washington, D.C.
  • 1977-1978: United States Ambassador-at-large
  • 1968-1971: Attorney in private practice, New York City
  • 1965-1968: United States Ambassador to the United Nations
  • 1961-1962: United States Secretary of Labor
  • 1955-1961: General Counsel, AFL-CIO
  • 1948-1955: General Counsel, CIO
  • 1948-1961: General Counsel, United Steelworkers
  • 1942-1943: Special assistant, Office of Strategic Services
  • 1952-1961: Attorney in private practice, Washington, D.C.
  • 1929-1952: Attorney in private practice, Chicago[1]

Judicial career

Supreme Court of the United States

Arthur Goldberg was nominated to be a Justice of the Supreme Court by John F. Kennedy on August 31, 1962, to fill the vacancy left by Justice Felix Frankfurter. Goldberg was confirmed by the Senate on September 25, 1962, and received commission on September 28, 1962. Goldberg's service ended with his resignation on July 26, 1965.[1] He was succeeded to this post by Justice Abe Fortas.

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Political offices
Preceded by:
Felix Frankfurter
Supreme Court
Seat #3
Succeeded by:
Abe Fortas