Harry Blackmun


Born: 11/12/1908 in Nashville, Illinois, USA
Died: 3/4/1999
Age: 90
Cause of death: complications from hip surgery.

Full name: Harry Andrew Blackmun
Noted For: U.S. 8th Circuit Court of Appeals judge, appointed by Eisenhower (1959-70); U.S. Supreme Court Justice, appointed by Nixon (1970-94). Authored the historic Roe v. Wade decision that gave constitutional protection to a woman's right to have an abortion (1973).

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