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Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr

Jurist Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr

Profession: Jurist

United States of America

Biography: 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
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Star Sign: Pisces

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

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

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