Arthur Goldberg was an American statesman and jurist who served as the 9th U.S. Secretary of Labor, an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, and the 6th United States Ambassador to the United Nations. He was born on this day, August 8, in 1908 (d. 1990).
In 1961, President John F. Kennedy appointed Goldberg as the Secretary of Labor; and in ’62, Kennedy successfully nominated Goldberg to the Supreme Court to fill a vacancy created by the retirement of Felix Frankfurter. In 1965, he resigned from the bench to accept appointment by President Lyndon B. Johnson as the Ambassador to the United Nations. He ran for the position of Governor of New York in 1970 but was defeated by Nelson Rockefeller.