- NAME: Robert H. Jackson
- OCCUPATION: Lawyer, Supreme Court Justice, Government Official
- BIRTH DATE: February 13, 1892
- DEATH DATE: October 09, 1954
- EDUCATION: Albany Law School
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Spring Creek, Pennsylvania
- PLACE OF DEATH: Washington, D.C.
- Full Name: Robert Houghwout Jackson
- AKA: Robert H. Jackson
- AKA: Robert Jackson
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Robert H. Jackson, the only Supreme Court Justice who didn't graduate from any law school, is best known as the chief U.S. prosecutor at the Nuremberg trials.
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When Jackson returned to the court in 1946, he and Justice Hugo Black were in consideration to replace the late Harlan F. Stone as chief justice. Jackson and Black had an adversarial relationship, and each threatened to leave the court if the other was appointed to the post. President Truman decided on Fred Vinson instead. In the early 1950s, Jackson's health began to decline. He suffered a heart attack in March 1954,
but he refused to stay away from court for too long. Jackson was on hand to support the end of school segregation with the decision on Brown v. Board of Education (1954). He died on October 9, 1954, in Washington, D.C.
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