Byron White

 

 

Age: 84

 

Summary: retired college football player-turned-associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court from 1962 to 1993 and the last surviving member of the Warren Court considered as a "swing" justice who typically voted with liberals on civil-rights cases and with conservatives on personal liberty and criminal justice issues, who was an All-American halfback star at the University of Colorado and signed with the Pittsburgh Pirates (now the Steelers) in 1938 for the then largest contract with $15,800 in pro-history, but who went to Oxford on a Rhodes scholarship in 1939 and returned to the gridiron in 1940 before he earned his law degree from Yale in 1946 and served as Robert Kennedy's deputy attorney general.

 

 

Cause of Death: Pneumonia

 

Born: June 8, 1917

 

Died: April 15, 2002

 

Location: Denver, Colorado