Supreme Court Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, October 1, 1924. He married Natalie Cornell, now deceased, and has three children — James, Janet, and Nancy.
• From 1943-1946 he served in the U.S. Army Air Forces.
• Received a B.A., M.A. and LL.B. from Stanford University and an M.A. from Harvard University.
• Served as a law clerk for Justice Robert H. Jackson of the Supreme Court during the 1951 and 1952 Terms
• Pacticed law in Phoenix, Arizona from 1953–1969.
• Served as assistant attorney general in the Office of Legal Counsel from 1969–1971.
• President Nixon nominated him to the Supreme Court, and he took his seat as an associate justice on January 7, 1972.
• Nominated as chief justice by President Reagan, he assumed that office on September 26, 1986.