answersLogoWhite

0


Best Answer

Most US Supreme Court justices spent their entire career in law and/or politics; however, one interesting exception is Byron "Whizzer" White, whom President Kennedy nominated to the Court in 1962. He served until 1993.

Byron White didn't attend law school until the end of World War II. Before enlisting, he played professional football for the Pittsburgh Pirates (now Steelers) in 1938, where he was a first-round draft pick from the University of Colorado. White, who got the nickname "Whizzer" from a sports reporter, lead the league in rushing his rookie year.

White played for the Detroit Lions in 1940 and 1941. He was one of the highest paid players in the NFL, earning $15,000 a year.

He also holds the NFL record for the most lost yards on a single play. The Lions' half-back, looking for an opening in the Rams' defensive line, ran the ball backwards 51 yards, ending up on his opponent's one yard line. The Rams took possession of the ball and scored on the next play.

Byron "Whizzer" White was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1954.

Samuel Freeman Miller, who served on the Court from 1862 until his death in 1890, was a physician for ten years before becoming a lawyer.

User Avatar

Wiki User

14y ago
This answer is:
User Avatar

Add your answer:

Earn +20 pts
Q: Has any US Supreme Court justice had a career besides law?
Write your answer...
Submit
Still have questions?
magnify glass
imp
Related questions

What is During which part of a Supreme Court justice's career is he or she allowed to retire?

anytime


What is an Associate Justice on the US Supreme Court?

Associate Justice is the formal title for any US Supreme Court justice who is not the Chief Justice. There are eight Associate Justices and one Chief Justice on the Supreme Court.


What were thurgood marshalls careers?

Thurgood Marshall's careers were an attorney and A Supreme Court Justice .


Who is the highest judge of the US Supreme Court?

The Chief Justice presides over the US Supreme Court. At present, the Chief Justice of the US Supreme Court is John G. Roberts, Jr.


What is the most important appointment a us president can make in his career?

a justice of the Supreme Court mainly the Chief Justice though it must be confirmed by the senate


Does the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court lead the Court?

Yes. The Chief Justice leads or "presides over" the Supreme Court.


Who was the only supreme court justice to be impeached?

Samuel Chase was the only supreme court justice to be impeached.


What kind of judges does the supreme court have?

They are called supreme court justice


How long can a Supreme Court justice be on the Supreme Court?

until they die


How many supreme court Justice serve the supreme court?

There are 5 Wyoming Supreme Court Justices.


Who is the president chief justice of supreme court?

The Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court is John G. Roberts.


Name of all supreme court chief justice in India?

Who is presents Indian supreme court chief justicE