Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.

Personal

Birthday: 
3/8/1841
Birthplace: 
Boston, MA
Date of Death: 
3/6/1935
Place of Death: 
Washington, DC
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

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

President issued recess appointment to Supreme Court of the United States, August 11, 1902, and subsequently cancelled appointment

Education

Name of School: 
Harvard College
Degree: 
A.B.
Degree Year: 
1861
Name of School - Second: 

Harvard Law School

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Degree - Second: 
LL.B.
Degree Year - Second: 
1866

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
Supreme Court of the United States
Court Name: 

Supreme Court of the United States

President Nominating: 
Theodore Roosevelt
Party Affiliation of President: 
Republican
Commission Date: 
12/4/1902
Termination Date: 
1/12/1932
Termination Reason: 
Retirement
Bankruptcy and Magistrate Services: 

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

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