John Paul Stevens
(born April 20, 1920)
is a retired associate justice of the
Supreme Court of the United
who served from December 19, 1975
until his retirement on
June 29, 2010.
At the time of his retirement, he was the oldest
Justice then serving,
the second-oldest serving Justice in the
history of the Court,
and the third longest-serving US Supreme Court
Justice in history.
| He was nominated by President Gerald Ford to
replace the Court's longest-serving justice, William O. Douglas.
Stevens is widely considered to have been on the liberal side of the
Court at the time of his retirement. Stevens served with three Chief
Justices (Warren E. Burger, William Rehnquist, and John G. Roberts).