Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court, he retired at age 66 in 1981 while still in good health. He was replaced on the Court by the first woman justice, Sandra Day O'Connor, who was nominated by President Ronald Reagan.
He remained active following his departure from the Court, notably with the Recordings For The Blind Foundation of Washington.
He died on December 7, 1985 and was buried in Section 5 of Arlington National Cemetery, near the graves of Justices William O. Douglas, Thurgood Marhall , William J. Brennan and Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
Michael Robert Patterson was born in Arlington and is the son of a former officer of the US Army. So it was no wonder that sooner or later his interests drew him to American history and especially to American military history. Many of his articles can be found on renowned portals like the New York Times, Washingtonpost or Wikipedia.
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