- Name: Byron White
- Born: 06/08/1917
- Died: 04/15/2002 (84 years old)
Byron Raymond “Whizzer” White (June 8, 1917– April 15, 2002) was an American lawyer and professional football player who served as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States from 1962 to 1993. Born and raised in Colorado, he played college football, basketball, and baseball for the University of Colorado, finishing as the runner up for the Heisman Trophy in 1937. He was selected in the first round of the 1938 NFL Draft by the Pittsburgh Pirates and led the National Football League in rushing yards in his rookie season. White was admitted to Yale Law School in 1939 and played for the Detroit Lions in the 1940 and 1941 seasons. During World War II, he served as an intelligence officer with the United States Navy in the Pacific. After the war, he graduated from Yale and clerked for Chief Justice Fred M. Vinson.
Birth Name: Byron Raymond White
Alias: Byron Raymond White
Birth Place: Fort Collins, Colorado, U.S.
Death Place: Denver, Colorado, U.S.
Byron White quotes :
The Court is most vulnerable and comes nearest to illegitimacy when it deals with judge-made constitutional law having little or no cognizable roots in the language or design of the Constitution.Byron White