- Birth, Residence, and Family
- Born March 11, 1936 in Trenton, NJ. Married Maureen McCarthy, September 10, 1960. Children: Ann Forrest, Eugene, John Francis, Catherine Elisabeth, Mary Clare, Paul David, Matthew, Christopher James, and Margaret Jane.
- Georgetown University and University of Fribourg (Switzerland), A.B., 1957; Harvard, LL.B., 1960; note editor, Harvard Law Review; Sheldon fellow, Harvard University, 1960-61.
- Government Service
- General counsel, Office of Telecommunications Policy, Executive Office of the President, 1971-72; chairman, Administrative Conference of the United States, 1972-74; Assistant Attorney General, Office of Legal Counsel, U. S. Department of Justice, 1974-77.
- Law Practice
- Admitted to the Ohio Bar, 1962, Virginia Bar, 1970; in private practice with Jones, Day, Cockley and Reavis, Cleveland, Ohio, 1961-67.
- Law Teaching
- Professor of law, University of Virginia, 1967-74 (on leave 1971-74); scholar in residence, American Enterprise Institute, 1977; visiting professor of law, Georgetown University, 1977; professor of law, University of Chicago, 1977-82; visiting professor of law, Stanford University, 1980-81.
- Judicial Offices
- Nominated by President Reagan to U. S. Court of Appeals for the District of
Columbia Circuit; took oath of office August 17, 1982
Nominated by President Reagan as Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court; took oath of office September 26, 1986.
- Other Offices
- Editor, Regulation Magazine, 1979-82; chairman, ABA Section of Administrative Law, 1981-82; chairman, ABA Conference of Section Chairmen, 1982-83; board of visitors, J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University, 1978-81.
Source: U.S. Supreme Court