Retired Supreme court justice John Paul Stevens (John Paul Stevens) died, not having lived a little before the centenary.
Stevens was appointed to the Supreme court by the President of the Republican party Gerald Ford in 1975, after Watergate and resigned, almost 35 years later, as leader of the liberal branch of the Republicans. He was known as a balanced representative of the Middle West, possessing incredible intelligence.
The cause of death was complications after a stroke, moved them 15 Jul. He died peacefully at the Holy cross hospital in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Stevens was born in Chicago in 1920 and graduated from the University of Chicago in 1941, northwestern law school in 1947. In his interviews he avoided questions about his heritage, and always claimed that his ideology has not changed over the years in the post of a judge. He retired in 2010 at the age of 90 years, the Supreme court, he was replaced by Elena Kagan.