Definition of Van Devanter, Willis in English:

Van Devanter, Willis

Pronunciation /ˌvan dəˈvantər/ /ˌvæn dəˈvæntər/

proper noun

  • (1859–1941), US Supreme Court associate justice 1911–37. Appointed to the Court by President Taft, he was a conservative and stayed on the Court longer than he intended in hopes of blocking many of President Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal programs.