William H. Rehnquist



Age: 80


Summary: chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court who oversaw the high court's conservative shift and presided over the impeachment trial of President Bill Clinton, who spent 33 years on the Supreme Court after being appointed as an associate justice in 1971 by President Richard M. Nixon and elevated to chief justice by President Ronald Reagan in 1986.



Cause of Death: Throat cancer


Born: October 1, 1924


Died: September 3, 2005


Location: Arlington, Virginia