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1 THE HONORABLE HARRY A. BLACKMUN, of Minnesota, formerly & Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, was nominated by President Nixon to be an Associate Justice of this Court on April 15, 1970; the nomination was confirmed by the Senate on May 12, 1970; he was commissioned on May 14, 1970; and he took the oath and his seat on June 9, 1970. See post, p. XI.

2 For retirement of Mr. Davis as Clerk of the Court, to be effective June 22, 1970, and appointment of his successor, Mr. E. Robert Seaver, see post, pp. vii, 946.

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SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES

ALLOTMENT OF JUSTICES

It is ordered that the following allotment be made of the Chief Justice and Associate Justices of this Court among the circuits, pursuant to Title 28, United States Code, Section 42, and that such allotment be entered of record, viz.:

For the District of Columbia Circuit, WARREN E. BURGER, Chief Justice.

For the First Circuit, WILLIAM J. BRENNAN, JR., Associate Justice.

For the Second Circuit, John M. HARLAN, Associate Justice.

For the Third Circuit, WILLIAM J. BRENNAN, JR., Associate Justice.

For the Fourth Circuit, WARREN E. BURGER, Chief Justice.

For the Fifth Circuit, Hugo L. BLACK, Associate Justice.

For the Sixth Circuit, POTTER STEWART, Associate Justice.

For the Seventh Circuit, THURGOOD MARSHALL, Associate Justice.

For the Eighth Circuit, HARRY A. BLACKMUN, Associate Justice.

For the Ninth Circuit, WILLIAM 0. Douglas, Associate Justice.

For the Tenth Circuit, BYRON R. WHITE, Associate Justice.

June 9, 1970.

(For next previous allotment, see 396 U. S. p. iv.)

RETIREMENT OF CLERK OF THE COURT AND

APPOINTMENT OF SUCCESSOR

SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES

MONDAY, JUNE 8,

1970

Present: MR. CHIEF JUSTICE BURGER, MR. JUSTICE BLACK, MR. JUSTICE DOUGLAS, MR. JUSTICE HARLAN, MR. JUSTICE BRENNAN, and MR. JUSTICE WHITE.

THE CHIEF JUSTICE said:

On behalf of the Court I announce with regret the retirement of one of its able and trusted officers, Mr. John F. Davis, Clerk of the Court since 1961. For many years before he was appointed senior officer of the Court, Mr. Davis was one of the able advocates who appeared regularly before the Court.

Your departure is an occasion for regret on our part, Mr. Davis, but we wish you happiness and continued success in the years ahead.

Today's order list announces the appointment of Mr. Davis' successor who is Mr. E. Robert Seaver of Virginia. Mr. Seaver has had a career of government service for more than 20 years, including service in the Department of Justice, as General Counsel of the Federal Maritime Commission, and as a Federal Hearing Examiner.

For order of appointment of Mr. Seaver, entered June 8, 1970, see post, p. 946.

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