On October 1, 1924, William H. Rehnquist was born. In 1972 President Nixon nominated him to the United States Supreme Court, and the Senate confirmed his nomination as an associate justice. The vote was 68 to 26. Then in 1986 President Reagan nominated him to replace retiring Chief Justice Warren Burger. The Senate confirmed his nomination, again, and this time the vote was 65 to 33.
Chief Justice William Rehnquist remained on the Court until his death in 2005. Learn more about this influential justice at http://goo.gl/2EMHsU.