Harold Burton

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Harold Burton
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Court Information:
Supreme Court of the United States
Title:   Former Justice
Appointed by:   Harry Truman
Active:   1945-1964
Past post:   United States Senator
Past term:   1941-1945
Personal History
Undergraduate:   Bowdoin College, 1909
Law School:   Harvard Law School, 1912

Harold Hitz Burton was an Associate Justice on the Supreme Court of the United States. He was nominated to the court by President Harry Truman and served from 1945 to 1964. His last day of service was October 28, 1964, due to death.[1]

Burton was one of four justices nominated to the Supreme Court by President Truman. He served during The Stone Court, The Vinson Court and The Warren Court.[2]


Burton received his A.B. from Bowdoin College in 1909 and a LL.D. from Harvard Law School in 1912.[1]

Professional career

  • 1941-1945: United States Senator from Ohio
  • 1935-1940: Mayor of Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1929-1931: Director of Law, City of Cleveland
  • 1929: Member, Ohio House of Representatives
  • 1919-1935: Attorney in private practice, Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1917-1919: United States Army Lieutenant
  • 1916-1917: Head of Legal Department, Idaho Power Company
  • 1912-1916:Attorney in private practice, Cincinnati, Ohio[1]

Federal judicial career

Justice Burton was nominated to the Supreme Court by Harry Truman on September 18, 1945. Burton was confirmed by the Senate on September 19, and received his commission on September 22nd. He assumed senior status on October 13, 1958. His service ended with his death on October 28, 1964.[1]

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Political offices
Preceded by:
Owen Josephus Roberts
Supreme Court
Succeeded by:
Potter Stewart