Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr

Jurist Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr Full Name: Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr
Nationality:

American

Profession: Jurist
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.

Born: March 8, 1841
Star Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Died: March 6, 1935 (aged 93)
Cause of Death: Pneumonia

Married Life

  • 1872-06-17 Jurist Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr (31) weds childhood friend Fanny Bowditch Dixwell

Historical Events in the Life of Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr

  • 1902-12-08 Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr became Associate Justice on US Supreme Court

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