Charles Evans Whittaker

Whittaker, Charles Evans, 1901–73, associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (1957–62), b. Troy, Kans. He received his law degree from the Univ. of Kansas City in 1924 and practiced law for many years. He served as judge of the U.S. District Court for Western Missouri (1954–56) and on the U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th circuit (1956–57), before appointment by President Eisenhower to the Supreme Court. Upon his retirement in 1962, he was succeeded by Byron R. White.

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

See more Encyclopedia articles on: Supreme Court: Biographies