Full Name: Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr
Why Famous: Noted for his long service, his concise and pithy opinions and his deference to the decisions of elected legislatures, he is one of the most widely cited United States Supreme Court justices in history.
He retired from the Court at the age of 90 years, 309 days, making him the oldest Justice in the Supreme Court's history.
- 1872-06-17 Jurist Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr (31) weds childhood friend Fanny Bowditch Dixwell
- 1902-12-08 Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr became Associate Justice on US Supreme Court