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Byron "Whizzer" Raymond White was an American lawyer and professional football player who served as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States from 1962 to 1993. Born and raised in Colorado, he played college football, basketball, and baseball for the University of Colorado, finishing as the runner up for the Heisman Trophy in 1937. He was selected in the first round of the 1938 NFL Draft by the Pittsburgh Pirates, later called the Steelers, and led the National Football League in rushing yards in his rookie season. White was admitted to Yale Law School in 1939 and played for the Detroit Lions in the 1940 and 1941 seasons while still attending law school. During World War II, he served as an intelligence officer with the United States Navy in the Pacific Theatre. After the war, he graduated from Yale Law ranked first in his class and clerked for Chief Justice Fred M. Vinson.

Byron White
Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States
In office
April 16, 1962 – June 28, 1993
Nominated byJohn F. Kennedy
Preceded byCharles Evans Whittaker
Succeeded byRuth Bader Ginsburg
6th United States Deputy Attorney General
In office
January 20, 1961 – April 12, 1962
PresidentJohn F. Kennedy
Preceded byLawrence Walsh
Succeeded byNicholas Katzenbach
Personal details
Born
Byron Raymond White

(1917-06-08)June 8, 1917
Fort Collins, Colorado, U.S.
DiedApril 15, 2002(2002-04-15) (aged 84)
Denver, Colorado, U.S.
Resting placeCathedral of St. John in the Wilderness
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)
Marion Stearns
(m. 1946)
Children2, including Nancy
EducationUniversity of Colorado Boulder (BA)
Hertford College, Oxford
Yale University (LLB)
Military service
Allegiance United States
Branch/service United States Navy
Years of service1942–1945
Rank Lieutenant Commander
UnitOffice of Naval Intelligence
Battles/wars
Awards Bronze Star (2)

Football career
No. 24
Position:Halfback
Personal information
Height:6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight:187 lb (85 kg)
Career information
High school:Wellington (CO)
College:Colorado (1935–1937)
NFL Draft:1938 / Round: 1 / Pick: 4
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Rushing yards:1,321
Average:3.4
Rushing touchdowns:11
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Byron White's About

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Football player who went on to become a lawyer and Colorado's first Supreme Court Justice. Whizzer was his nickname.

Byron White Family life

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He had two children with Marion Stearns.

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Byron White Before Fame

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He was the president of the University of Colorado at Boulder's student body.

Byron White Trivia

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He played football for the Pittsburgh Pirates (later known as the Steelers) in 1938, then for the Detroit Lions from 1940 until 1941. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1954.

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He was the United States Deputy Attorney General during the John F. Kennedy presidential administration.

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Facts About Byron White

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● Byron White was born on June 8, 1917 (age 85) in Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
● He is a celebrity supreme court justice
● In His career, Byron White has achieved an Presidential Medal of Freedom
● He attended University Academy , Hertford College, Oxford ,
● He died on April 15, 2002, Denver, CO



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