Byron White

Born: 8 Jun, 1917, Ft Collins, CO
Died: 15 Apr 2002, Denver, CO

Supreme Court Justice and Professional Football Player

Common Ancestor:
Miriam Blatchley
8th Gr Grandmother
of Merle G Ladd
7th Gr Grandmother
of Byron White
Nathaniel Pond Moses Pond
Naomi Pond Mary Pond
Hannah Weed Desire Goodrich
Squire Fancher Seth Morse
Ira Fancher Julia Morse
Lucilla Fancher John J Terry
Douglas C Ladd Mary Ann Terry
Irving L Ladd Maude E Burger
Allen D Ladd Byron White
Merle G Ladd  
Relationship to Merle G Ladd:
8th Cousin, 1 Times Removed
Byron White was born and raised in Colorado. He attended the University of Colorado on a scholarship. He graduated first in his class and held varsity letters in football, basketball, and baseball. "Whizzer" White played professional football for a year with the Pittsburgh Pirates football team.

White won a Rhodes Scholarship to Oxford, and then returned to the United States to complete a law degree at Yale. He combined his law classes with football, playing for the Detroit Lions. Upon graduation from Yale, White clerked for Chief Justice Fred Vinson. Thereafter, White returned to Colorado and engaged in private law practice.

White organized the Colorado presidential campaign for John F. Kennedy. Kennedy appointed White deputy attorney general in 1961. A year later, Kennedy selected White for a position on the Supreme Court.

White acquired a reputation for moderation during the heyday of Warren Court liberalism and egalitarianism.