Willis Van Devanter (April 17, 1859 – February 8, 1941) was an American lawyer who served as an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States from 1911 to 1937. He was a staunch conservative and was regarded as a part of the Four Horsemen , the conservative bloc which dominated the Supreme Court during the 1930s.
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Willis Van Devanter, (born April 17, 1859, Marion, Ind., U.S.—died Feb. 8, 1941, Washington, D.C.), associate justice of the United States Supreme Court (1910–37). After graduating from Cincinnati Law School in 1881, he initially worked for his father’s law firm; but in 1884, he moved to Cheyenne, Wyo., to become a railroad attorney.
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14 de feb. de 2015 · The brilliant lawyer Willis Van Devanter of Cheyenne made a name for himself in the 1890s as a loyal Republican and protector of the interests of the powerful. Late in 1910, President William Howard Taft named him to the U.S. Supreme Court, where he served as a staunch conservative for 26 years.
23 de may. de 2018 · van devanter, willis As an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court from 1910 to 1937, Willis Van Devanter was considered the leading conservative justice of the era. Van Devanter's background in education, politics, and the law brought him to the bench, first as chief justice of the Wyoming Supreme Court and then as a U.S ...
Willis Van Devanter The Collection of the Supreme Court of the United States (Artist: Thomas E. Stephens) Born Apr 17, 1859 Marion, IN Died Feb 8, 1941 Ethnicity Dutch Religion Episcopalian Family status Upper-middle class Mother Violetta Spencer Father Isaac Van Devanter Father's occupation Lawyer
WILLIS VAN DEVANTER was born on April 17, 1859, in Marion, Indiana. He received a law degree from the University of Cincinnati Law School in 1881 and joined his father’s law firm in Marion. Three years later, Van Devanter moved to Cheyenne, Wyoming Territory, and established his own practice.
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