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Sherman Minton

Sherman Minton, (October 20, 1890 - April 9, 1965) was an associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. A native of New Albany, Indiana, he was appointed to the high court by President Harry S. Truman on October 5, 1949 and served on the Court until October 15, 1956, when he retired.

An advocate of the New Deal and a supporter of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's "court-packing" plan, he was appointed to the Seventh Circuit by FDR in 1940. Truman raised him to the Supreme Court, where he disappointed liberals by voting to uphold anti-communist legislation during the period of Joseph McCarthy's red scare. He resigned from the Court for reasons of ill health.



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