Arthur J. Goldberg

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Personal Information
Born 
Saturday, August 8, 1908
Died 
Friday, January 19, 1990
Childhood Location 
Illinois
Childhood Surroundings 
Illinois
Religion 
Jewish
Ethnicity 
Russian
Father 
Joseph Goldberg
Father's Occupation 
Carter, peddler
Mother 
Rebecca Perlstein
Family Status 
Lower
Position 
Associate Justice
Seat 
3
Nominated By 
Kennedy
Commissioned on 
Friday, September 28, 1962
Sworn In 
Monday, October 1, 1962
Left Office 
Sunday, July 25, 1965
Reason For Leaving 
Resigned
Length of Service 
2 years, 9 months, 24 days
Home 
Illinois

Cases Argued

Flood v. Kuhn (1972)
Arthur J. Goldberg
The Collection of the Supreme Court of the United States (Artist: Lucien Le Breton)
Biography 

Arthur Goldberg was a Chicagoan and a graduate of Northwestern Law School. He was an expert in labor law and built his practice around this specialty. He was instrumental in the merger of the two giant labor organizations of the day: The American Federation of Labor and the Congress of Industrial Organizations

Goldberg's tenure on the Court was short-lived. President Johnson persuaded him to resign to become the American ambassador to the United Nations. He resigned his ambassadorship in 1968; practiced law briefly in New York, and then ran unsuccessfully as the Democratic candidate for governor in 1970. He returned to Washington where he continued to practice law until his death in 1990.

Clerkships 
Clerk Law School Terms Clerked
Stephen G. Breyer Harvard (1964) 1964
Stephen Goldstein Penn (1962) 1964
Alan M. Dershowitz Yale (1962) 1963
Lee McTurnan Chicago (1963) 1963
Peter B. Edelman Harvard (1961) 1962

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