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Brandeis, Louis Dembitz
Born November 13, 1856, in Louisville, KY
Died October 5, 1941, in Washington, DC

Federal Judicial Service:
Associate Justice, Supreme Court of the United States
Nominated by Woodrow Wilson on January 28, 1916, to a seat vacated by Joseph Rucker Lamar. Confirmed by the Senate on June 1, 1916, and received commission on June 1, 1916. Assumed senior status on February 13, 1939. Service terminated on October 5, 1941, due to death.

Allotment as Circuit Justice:
Second Circuit, June 12, 1916-March 15, 1925
Third Circuit, March 16, 1925-June 1, 1930
Fifth Circuit, June 2, 1930-March 27, 1932
First Circuit, March 28, 1932-February 13, 1939

Education:
Harvard Law School, LL.B., 1877

Professional Career:
Private practice, St. Louis, Missouri, 1878-1879
Private practice, Boston, Massachusetts, 1879-1916
Law clerk, Hon. Horace Gray, Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts, 1879-1880
Instructor, Harvard Law School, 1882-1883

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