William Rehnquist

1924 - 2005

William Rehnquist

William Hubbs Rehnquist (; October 1, 1924 – September 3, 2005) was an American lawyer and jurist who served on the Supreme Court of the United States for 33 years, first as an Associate Justice from 1972 to 1986 and then as Chief Justice from 1986 until his death in 2005. Considered a conservative, Rehnquist favored a conception of federalism that emphasized the Tenth Amendment's reservation of powers to the states. Under this view of federalism, the court, for the first time since the 1930s, struck down an act of Congress as exceeding its power under the Commerce Clause. Rehnquist grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and served in the U.S. Army Air Forces during the final years of World War II. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of William Rehnquist has received more than 2,387,716 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 35th most popular lawyer.

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Among lawyers, William Rehnquist ranks 36 out of 49Before him are Peter Yorck von Wartenburg, William Blackstone, Adrian Năstase, Asad ibn al-Furat, Roy Cohn, and Alan Dershowitz. After him are Clarence Darrow, Navi Pillay, Louis Brandeis, Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr., George Hadley, and Lawrence Lessig.

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Among people born in 1924, William Rehnquist ranks 224Before him are Benedikt Sigurðsson Gröndal, Carlos Humberto Romero, Janet Frame, Zsuzsa Körmöczy, Jean Bartik, and Robert Bolt. After him are Kenneth Noland, Sabu Dastagir, Rudy Van Gelder, Friederike Mayröcker, Don Knotts, and Mel Patton. Among people deceased in 2005, William Rehnquist ranks 168Before him are Jacques Villeret, Song Renqiong, Fei Xiaotong, Pierre Daninos, Jack Colvin, and Julián Marías. After him are Ossie Davis, Shirley Horn, Gordon Gould, Jaime Sin, Ivan Kolev, and Raoul Bott.

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Among people born in United States, William Rehnquist ranks 4,792 out of 12,171Before him are Robert Keohane (1941), William B. Travis (1809), Chuck Grassley (1933), Fred Thompson (1942), John Agar (1921), and Barbara Babcock (1937). After him are Chris Jericho (1970), Billy Blanks (1955), Anna Harrison (1775), Francis Spellman (1889), Chloë Grace Moretz (1997), and Tony Todd (1954).

Among LAWYERS In United States

Among lawyers born in United States, William Rehnquist ranks 5Before him are J. Edgar Hoover (1895), John F. Kennedy Jr. (1960), Warren Christopher (1925), and Alan Dershowitz (1938). After him are Clarence Darrow (1857), Louis Brandeis (1856), Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. (1841), Lawrence Lessig (1961), Michael Cohen (1966), Scooter Libby (1950), and Ken Starr (1946).