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.
|Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States|
April 16, 1962 – June 28, 1993
|Nominated by||John F. Kennedy|
|Preceded by||Charles Evans Whittaker|
|Succeeded by||Ruth Bader Ginsburg|
|6th United States Deputy Attorney General|
January 20, 1961 – April 12, 1962
|President||John F. Kennedy|
|Preceded by||Lawrence Walsh|
|Succeeded by||Nicholas Katzenbach|
Byron Raymond White
June 8, 1917
Fort Collins, Colorado, U.S.
|Died||April 15, 2002 (aged 84)|
Denver, Colorado, U.S.
|Resting place||Cathedral of St. John in the Wilderness|
|Children||2, including Nancy|
|Education||University of Colorado Boulder (BA)|
Hertford College, Oxford
Yale University (LLB)
|Branch/service||United States Navy|
|Years of service||1942–1945|
|Unit||Office of Naval Intelligence|
|Awards||Bronze Star (2)|
|Height:||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Weight:||187 lb (85 kg)|
|High school:||Wellington (CO)|
|NFL Draft:||1938 / Round: 1 / Pick: 4|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics|
Football player who went on to become a lawyer and Colorado's first Supreme Court Justice. Whizzer was his nickname.
He had two children with Marion Stearns.
He was the president of the University of Colorado at Boulder's student body.
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.
He was the United States Deputy Attorney General during the John F. Kennedy presidential administration.
● 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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