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Harry Blackmun

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Henry Blackmun
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Former Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court
From: June 9, 1970 – August 3, 1994
Nominator Richard Nixon
Predecessor Abe Fortas
Successor Stephen Breyer
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Party Republican
Religion Methodist

Harry Andrew Blackmun (November 12, 1908 – March 4, 1999) was an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. Serving from June 9, 1970 – August 4, 1994, he is most notorious as the author of the majority opinion in the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion in the United States. Although a Republican who had been appointed to the court by a Republican president, he was known as a liberal judge starting with the Roe decision.

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