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William Rehnquist was born on October 1 1924 in Milwaukee Wisconsin He was schooled at Stanford University where he received his masters degree in political science He later went to Harvard and graduated with another masters degree this time in government He returned to Stanford and graduated from its law school where he was class valedictorian He was confirmed to the Supreme Court by the Senate on January 7 1972 This schooling was the ground work to a long and distinguished career in the American justice system Chief Justice Earl Warren was head of the court as Nixon was taking office Warren and Nixon pretty much despised each other as did many of Warrens colleagues However once Warren was sure that Nixon was going to win the presidency he immediately retired Since this was an election year Nixon was focusing much of his campaign on appointing a more conservative judges than Warren for his eventual replacement Warren Earl Burger was appointed as Chief Justice in 1969 by newly elected Richard Nixon Nixon was not done appointing conservative judges He wanted someone that would simply interpret the law and not create laws a care taker of the Constitution as he put it Rehnquist was Nixons final appointment to the court after John Marshall retired Rehnquist quickly took on the role of a strict conservative by voting against legalized abortions and expansion of school desegregation He was for school prayer states rights and capital punishment He also had many conflicts over patents and copyrights which he supported Chief Justice Warren Burger retired in 1986 during Ronald Reagans office Rehnquist was nominated by Reagan to fill the role of Chief Justice Although there were controversies the Senate confirmed his appointment in a vote of 65-33 vote He took office on September 26 1986 Reagan then appointed Antonin Scalia to replace the vacant associate justice seat Rehnquist died in while still in office at Arlington Virginia on September
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