William Hubbs Rehnquist was an American jurist and lawyer who served on the Supreme Court of the United States for 33 years, first as an Associate Justice from 1972 to 1986 and as the 16th Chief Justice from 1986 until his death in 2005. Considered a conservative, Rehnquist favored a conception of federalism that emphasized the Tenth Amendment's reservation of powers to the states. Under this view of federalism, the court, for the first time since the 1930s, struck down an act of Congress as exceeding its power under the Commerce Clause. Rehnquist grew up in Milwaukee and served in the U. S. Army Air Forces during the final years of World War II. After the war's end in 1945, Rehnquist studied political science at Stanford University and Harvard University earned a law degree from the Stanford Law School, he clerked for Associate Justice Robert H. Jackson during the Supreme Court's 1952–1953 term entered private practice in Phoenix, Arizona, he served as a legal adviser for Republican presidential nominee Barry Goldwater in the 1964 election, in 1969 President Richard Nixon appointed Rehnquist as Assistant Attorney General of the Office of Legal Counsel.
In 1971, Nixon nominated Rehnquist to succeed Associate Justice John Marshall Harlan II, Rehnquist won Senate confirmation that same year. Rehnquist established himself as the most conservative member of the Burger Court. In 1986, President Ronald Reagan nominated Rehnquist to succeed retiring Chief Justice Warren Burger, Rehnquist again won Senate confirmation. Rehnquist served as Chief Justice for nearly 19 years, making him the fourth-longest-serving Chief Justice, the eighth-longest-serving Justice, he became an intellectual and social leader of the Rehnquist Court, earning respect from the Justices who opposed his opinions. Though he remained a member of the conservative wing of the court, Associate Justices Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas were regarded as more conservative; as Chief Justice, Rehnquist presided over the impeachment trial of President Bill Clinton. Rehnquist wrote the majority opinions in United States v. Lopez and United States v. Morrison, holding in both cases that Congress had exceeded its power under the Commerce Clause.
He opposed the court's Roe v. Wade decision and continued to argue that Roe had been incorrectly decided in Planned Parenthood v. Casey. In Bush v. Gore, he voted with the court's majority to end the Florida recount. Rehnquist grew up in the Milwaukee suburb of Shorewood, his father, William Benjamin Rehnquist, was a sales manager at various times for printing equipment and medical supplies and devices. His paternal grandparents had immigrated from Sweden. Rehnquist graduated from Shorewood High School in 1942, he attended Kenyon College, in Gambier, for one quarter in the fall of 1942, before entering the U. S. Army Air Forces, he served from March 1943 – 1946 in assignments in the United States. He was put into a pre-meteorology program and assigned to Denison University until February 1944, when the program was shut down, he served three months at Will Rogers Field in Oklahoma City, three months in Carlsbad, New Mexico, went to Hondo, for a few months. He was chosen for another training program, which began at Chanute Field and ended at Fort Monmouth, New Jersey.
The program was designed to teach the repair of weather instruments. In the summer of 1945, Rehnquist went overseas as a weather observer in North Africa. After the war, Rehnquist attended Stanford University with assistance under the provisions of the G. I. Bill. In 1948, he received both a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Arts degree in political science, as well as an election to Phi Beta Kappa. In 1950, he attended Harvard University, where he received another Master of Arts, this time in government, he returned to Stanford, graduated from the Stanford Law School in the same class as Sandra Day O'Connor, with whom he would serve on the Supreme Court. They dated at Stanford and Rehnquist proposed marriage, though O'Connor declined as she was by dating her future husband. Rehnquist graduated first in his class. Rehnquist went to Washington, D. C. to work as a law clerk for Justice Robert H. Jackson of the United States Supreme Court during the court's 1952–1953 term. There, he wrote a memorandum arguing against federal court-ordered school desegregation while the court was considering the landmark case of Brown v. Board of Education, decided in 1954.
Rehnquist's 1952 memo, entitled "A Random Thought on the Segregation Cases", defended the "separate-but-equal" doctrine. In that memo, Rehnquist said: To the argument that a majority may not deprive a minority of its constitutional right, the answer must be made that while this is sound in theory, in the long run it is the majority who will determine what the constitutional rights of the minority are... I realize that it is an unpopular and unhumanitarian position, for which I have been excoriated by "liberal" colleagues, but I think Plessy v. Ferguson was right and should be reaffirmed. In both his 1971 Senate confirmation hearing for associate justice and his 1986 hearing for chief justice, Rehnquist testified that the memorandum reflected the views of Justice Jackson rather than his own views. Rehnquist said, "I believe that the memorandum was prepared by me as a statement of Justice Jackson's tentative views for his own use." Elsie Douglas, long-time secretary and confidante of Justice J
Charles F. Baird was United States Assistant Secretary of the Navy 1966–67. 1977–87. Baird was born in Southampton, New York, in 1922, he attended Middlebury College, graduating in 1944. Upon graduation, he joined the United States Marine Corps, serving in that capacity during World War II and the Korean War. Upon leaving the Marine Corps, Baird joined Standard Oil of New Jersey, rising through the ranks to become an executive with postings in London and Paris. President of the United States Lyndon B. Johnson nominated Baird as Assistant Secretary of the Navy and he held that office from March 7, 1966 until August 1, 1967. In 1967, President Johnson nominated Baird as Under Secretary of the Navy and Baird held that post from August 1, 1967 until January 20, 1969. Upon leaving government service in 1969, Baird joined Inco Ltd. working as an executive in New York City and Toronto. From 1977 to 1987, he was INCO's CEO. Baird served on the board of trustees of Bucknell University from 1976 to 1982, in 1986, Bucknell gave Baird an honorary degree.
His alma mater, Middlebury College had conferred an honorary degree on Baird in 1984. At various points, Baird served on the board of directors of Aetna, the Bank of Montreal, the Logistics Management Institute, the Marine Corps University Foundation. A longtime player of platform tennis, he won several Seniors championships, was inducted into the Platform Tennis Hall of Fame in 1992. Upon retiring from INCO, Baird settled in Maryland. There, he was a member of the Center for Naval Analyses, serving as board chairman from 1992 to 1997, he was a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. After a struggle with Alzheimer's disease, Baird died on December 26, 2009, at his home in Skillman, New Jersey
The Tintenbar-East Ballina Cricket Club is a club based in the Ballina district. With the establishment of the LJ Hooker League in 1994/95 the first-grade side now competes at a regional level, with the lower grades still playing in Ballina competition; the first-grade side plays annually against the Ballina Bears for the "David Dawson Shield"—named in honour of David Dawson, a regular and popular 1st grade player, who died in July 1994. The Bar have won the LJ Hooker League on 3 occasions: 2000/01, 2002/03 and 2005/06; the following club players have been "LJ Hooker League Player of the Year": Brett Crawford and Phil Alley. Official website TEBCC on Facebook Tintenbar Cricket on Twitter