John Thomas Noonan Jr. was born on October 24, 1926, in Boston, Massachusetts and died on April 17, 2017.
He was a United States Circuit Judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
He was a student at the John D. Runkle School and the Rivers School.
He attended Harvard University in 1944 and graduated summa cum laude two years later with a B.A. in English.
At Harvard, Noonan wrote for the Harvard Crimson and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.
Following a year at St. John’s College, Cambridge, Noonan matriculated at The Catholic University of America, from which he received an M.A. in 1949 and a Ph.D. in 1951, both in philosophy.
During 1954, Noonan was given an LL.B. from Harvard Law School, where he served on the Harvard Law Review.
He has been married to art historian Mary Lee Noonan (née Bennett) since 1967.
The couple had three children.
John T. Noonan Jr. passed away at 90 years old.