Lewis F. Powell, Jr.
A Virginian by birth, Lewis Powell spent most of his life in the Tidewater State. He rose to the top of his profession when he was elected president of the American Bar Association in 1964.
Powell was a moderate before he joined the Court. He served on local and state boards of education at a time when there were strong demands to resist racial desegregation. With a Supreme Court in balance ideologically, Powell was cast in the middle of several important issues during his tenure. His vote decided the Court's first confrontation with abortion and affirmative action.
|Clerk||Law School||Terms Clerked|
|John S. Wiley||Berkeley (1980)||1981|
|J. Peter Byrne||Virginia (1979)||1980|
|Paul W. Cane, Jr.||Berkeley (1979)||1980|
|R. Gregory Morgan||University of Michigan (1979)||1980|
|Paul M. Smith||Yale (1979)||1980|
|Jonathan B. Sallet||Virginia (1978)||1979|
|David O. Stewart||Yale (1978)||1979|
|Eric G. Andersen||BYU (1977)||1978|
|J. Bruce Boisture||Yale (1977)||1978|
|Paul B. Stephan||Virginia (1977)||1978|
|David L. Westin||Michigan (1977)||1978|
|James D. Alt||Chicago (1976)||1977|
|Robert D. Comfort||Harvard||1977|
|Samuel Estreicher||Columbia (1975)||1977|
|David A. Martin||Yale (1975)||1976|