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Byron Raymond "Whizzer" White
Birth: Jun. 8, 1917
Fort Collins
Larimer County
Colorado, USA
Death: Apr. 15, 2002
Denver
Denver County
Colorado, USA

United States Supreme Court Associate Justice, Professional Football Player. Born in in Fort Collins, Colorado, he grew up in tiny Wellington, where his father was a lumber dealer and staunch Republican mayor. White excelled in both academics and athletics. He graduated first in his high school, college, and law school classes. His athletic achievements included being the 1938 runner-up for the Heisman Trophy award, the highest-paid player in the NFL, and the NFL's leading rusher. Following law school at Yale and service in the Navy, Justice White served as the deputy attorney general in the Kennedy Administration until 1962 when he was nominated to the Supreme Court by President Kennedy. He was only 44 years old. Justice White went on to serve for 31 years, one of the longest tenures in Court history. While on the Court he was mostly aligned with the conservative justices. He is perhaps best known for dissenting in Roe v. Wade and Miranda v. Arizona. (bio by: dpc007) 
 
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  Marion Lloyd Stearns White (1921 - 2009)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
All Souls Walk at Saint Johns Cathedral
Denver
Denver County
Colorado, USA
Plot: B-78 All Souls Walk
 
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Originally Created by: dpc007
Record added: Apr 22, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6362791
Byron Raymond Whizzer White
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Byron Raymond Whizzer White
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- bob tarte
 Added: Apr. 15, 2014
Byron Raymond "Whizzer" White: Sir, you will be remembered as you won fame both as a football halfback and as an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. Appointed to the court by President John F. Kennedy in 1962 and retired in 1993, ...(Read more)
- MFPS
 Added: Jun. 8, 2013
Byron Raymond "Whizzer" White: Sir, you will be remembered as you won fame both as a football halfback and as an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. Appointed to the court by President John F. Kennedy in 1962 and retired in 1993, ...(Read more)
- MFPS
 Added: Apr. 15, 2013
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