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Lewis F. Powell, Jr
Birth: Sep. 19, 1907
Suffolk
Virginia, USA
Death: Aug. 25, 1998

US Supreme Court Justice. He graduated from Washington and Lee University, in 1929, earned a law degree in 1931 and a master's degree in law from Harvard University in 1932. He went into private practice in Richmond, Virginia, served in World War II, in the U.S. Army Air Force, rose to the rank of Colonel and worked with British intelligence officers on a project decrypting German codes. After the war, he continued to work as an attorney, became nationally known as president of the American Bar Association and worked on a legal commission for President Lyndon B. Johnson in the 1960s. In 1969, President Richard Nixon approached Powell to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court which he turned down and officially took his post as an associate justice in 1972. He stepped down from the Supreme Court in 1987, but still heard cases for the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Virginia and maintained his chambers at the Supreme Court. He died at age 90 at his home in Richmond, Virginia. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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  Josephine Rucker Powell (1910 - 1996)*
 
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Burial:
Hollywood Cemetery
Richmond
Richmond City
Virginia, USA
 
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Record added: Sep 17, 1998
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Lewis F. Powell, Jr
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