John F. Kennedy


Who were Kennedy’s U.S. Supreme Court appointees?

Kennedy appointed two men to the U.S. Supreme Court: Byron White and Arthur J. Goldberg. White, a former college and pro football star, was a deputy attorney general under Robert Kennedy. He served on the Court for more than thirty years from 1962 to 1993. Goldberg, Kennedy’s secretary of labor, served on the Court from 1962 to 1965. He resigned from the Court to become U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.

The president and first lady on November 22, 1963, in Dallas, Texas, just before Kennedy was shot to death by Lee Harvey Oswald.


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