#24 – Nomination of Justice John Paul Stevens for Supreme Court
November 28, 1975
President Gerald R. Ford nominates Judge John Paul Stevens of the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago for the United States Supreme Court. The U.S. Senate unanimously approves Stevens by a 98-0 vote to replace retiring Justice William O. Douglas. He is sworn in on December 19, 1975 and serves until his retirement on June 29, 2010. He is the third longest serving Justice in court history.