History of the Federal Judiciary


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Holmes, Oliver Wendell Jr.
Born March 8, 1841, in Boston, MA
Died March 6, 1935, in Washington, DC

Federal Judicial Service:
Associate Justice, Supreme Court of the United States
Nominated by Theodore Roosevelt on December 2, 1902, to a seat vacated by Horace Gray. Confirmed by the Senate on December 4, 1902, and received commission on December 4, 1902. Service terminated on January 12, 1932, due to retirement.

Allotment as Circuit Justice:
First Circuit, December 8, 1902-January 12, 1932

Education:
Harvard College, A.B., 1861
Harvard Law School, LL.B., 1866

Professional Career:
U.S. Army lieutenant, 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Regiment, 1861-1864
Private practice, Boston, Massachusetts, 1867-1882
Instructor in constitutional law, Harvard College, 1870-1871
Editor, American Law Review, 1870-1873
Lecturer on common law, Lowell Institute, 1880
Weld professor of law, Harvard Law School, 1882
Justice, Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts, 1882-1902; chief justice, 1899-1902
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