National Affairs: THE NINTH JUSTICE: A HAPPY IRISHMAN

Named to the U.S. Supreme Court last week: William Joseph Brennan Jr.

Early Life: Born in Newark on April 25, 1906, the son (one of eight children) of an Irish-born immigrant who started out as a laborer, entered New Jersey politics, became a city commissioner and later Newark's director of public safety. As a schoolboy, young Bill helped the family income by delivering milk, making change for trolley riders. Graduating cum laude from University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Finance and Commerce, he won a scholarship to Harvard Law School, got his degree in...

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