Potter Stewart’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Jan 23, 1915

Death Date

Dec 7, 1985

Age of Death

70 years

Cause of Death


The supreme court justice Potter Stewart died at the age of 70. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Judge who said, “Hard-core adult entertainment is hard to define, but I know it when I see it,” when coming to his decision for the Jacobellis v. Ohio case.

He grew up in Jackson, Michigan, a small town south of Lansing. His father, James Garfield Stewart, worked as a justice of the Ohio Supreme Court.



“Censorship reflects a society’s lack of confidence in itself.” (Potter Stewart)


“It must always be remembered that what the Constitution forbids is not all searches and seizures, but unreasonable searches and seizures.” (Potter Stewart)


“Abortion is inherently different from other medical procedures because no other procedure involves the purposeful termination of a potential life.” (Potter Stewart)


“Fairness is what justice really is.” (Potter Stewart)


“In fact, a fundamental interdependence exists between the personal right to liberty and the personal right to property.” (Potter Stewart)