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Register of the William H. Rehnquist Papers
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Description
Documents the Supreme Court terms of William H. Rehnquist, associate justice from 1972 to 1986 and chief justice from 1986 to 2005. Materials include court case files, administrative files, conference files, correspondence, speeches and writings, book manuscripts, invitations, and other materials. Also includes Rehnquist's law school notebooks from his time at Stanford Law School in 1951 and 1952.
Background
Born on 1 October 1924 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, William Hubbs Rehnquist served in the Army Air Corps in North Africa during World War II. Once the war ended he attended Stanford University where he received a B.A. in political science. He then earned master's degrees from both Stanford and Harvard, before completing Stanford Law School in 1952. After completing law school, Rehnquist served as a clerk to Supreme Court Justice Robert H. Jackson.
Extent
571 manuscript boxes, 318 cubic foot boxes, 2 card file boxes, 2 oversize boxes 548 linear feet)
Restrictions
For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives
Availability
Boxes 322-331 and 359-893 closed. The remainder of the collection is open for research.