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Holmes, Oliver Wendell, Jr., 1841-1935



  • Existence: 1841 - 1935


Oliver Wendell Homes Jr. was born on March 8, 1841 in Boston, Massachusetts. He was an American jurist who served as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States from 1902 to 1932, and as Acting Chief Justice of the United States in January–February 1930. Noted for his long service, concise and pithy opinions, and deference to the decisions of elected legislatures, he is one of the most widely cited United States Supreme Court justices in history. Holmes died on March 6, 1935.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Boston to [Dr.] Chadwick, Letter

Identifier: Mss 902562
Mss 902562
Date(s): 1902-10-16

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. writes to [Dr.] Chadwick concerning the artist John Briggs Potter and his gaining access to some photographs to study. John Briggs Potter, according to Holmes, Jr. was considering drawing his father, Holmes, Sr.

Paris to Robert W. Hooper [London], Letters

Identifier: Mss 835403.1
Mss 835403.1
Date(s): 1835-07-03

Concerns Holmes' planning for travel to Italy and Switzerland, the packing of his scientific library and general personal matters relating to common friends in Boston.

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