National Affairs: THE NEW JUSTICE

Nominated last week by President Eisenhower to fill the Supreme Court seat of retiring Associate Justice Stanley Reed (TIME, Feb. 11): Charles Evans Whittaker of Kansas City, Mo.

Early Life. Born Feb. 22, 1901 in northeastern Kansas, to a hard-working farm couple on their 320-acre place (half of it homesteaded by Whittaker's grandfather) six miles south of the Doniphan County seat of Troy. Growing up on the farm, Charles Evans Whittaker got his first education in a one-room, one-teacher country schoolhouse, got his first income from trapping skunks at $3 a pelt, got his...

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