Former Supreme Court Associate Justice John Paul Stevens Dies At 99
Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens Died
- John Paul Stevens, former Supreme Court Justice, died on Tuesday, 16th July at the age of 99 years.
- Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr. released a statement announcing Stevens' death.
- Before practicing law, Stevens served in the Navy during World War II.
- Stevens is survived by daughters, Elizabeth Jane Sesemann and Susan Roberta Mullen, nine grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren.
John Paul Stevens, former Supreme Court Justice, died on Tuesday, 16th July at the age of 99 years. Stevens died at a hospital Tuesday evening, a day after suffering a stroke.
The Supreme Court announced Paul Stevens' death on Tuesday in a statement. The statement revealed Stevens died "peacefully" at the Holy Cross Hospital in Fort Lauderdale, Florida with his daughters by his side.
Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. said in the statement:
On behalf of the Court and retired Justices, I am saddened to report that our colleague Justice John Paul Stevens has passed away.
Mr. Roberts continued,
A son of the Midwest heartland and a veteran of World War II, justice Stevens devoted his long life to public service, including 35 years on the Supreme Court.
He further added,
We extend our deepest condolences to his children Elizabeth and Susan, and to his extended family.
President Gerald Ford appointed Stevens as the Supreme Court Justice in 1975, and he served for 35 years before retiring in 2010, when he was 90 years old.
He was appointed after the Watergate Scandal and was known for his intelligence and soft-spoken manner. Before practicing law, Stevens served in the Navy during World War II.
Stevens had also authored three books. He released his third book, The Making of a Justice: Reflections of My First 94 Years in April 2019; on the occasion of his 99 birthday.
Along with his two daughters, Elizabeth Jane Sesemann and Susan Roberta Mullen, Stevens is survived by nine grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. His two wives, Elizabeth Jane, and Mary Mulholland, predeceased him.