Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens dies at 99

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John Paul Stevens, who served on the Supreme Court for nearly 35 years, died Tuesday at the age of 99.

Stevens was nominated to the Supreme Court by President Gerald Ford in 1975.

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He was born on the south side of Chicago in 1920. Stevens graduated from Northwestern Law School in 1947 and was known for his trademark bow tie.

Stevens retired at the age of 90, clearing the way for President Obama to nominate Justice Elena Kagan.