William H. Rehnquist succeeded Warren Burger in September 1986 as the sixteenth Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. Rehnquist, born in Milwaukee, served in World War II and then worked his way through Stanford Law School. In January 1952, he made his way across the country to Washington, D.C., to take a clerkship with Supreme Court Justice Robert Jackson. He subsequently moved to Phoenix, where he was in the private practice of law from 1953 to 1969. In the latter year he was appointed an assistant attorney general, and in 1971 was made an associate justice of the Supreme Court.Rehnquist, William H. is the author of 'Supreme Court', published 2001 under ISBN 9780375409431 and ISBN 0375409432.