Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.

1841 - 1935

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Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. (March 8, 1841 – March 6, 1935) was an American jurist who served as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States from 1902 to 1932. 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, particularly for opinions on civil liberties and American constitutional democracy, and is one of the most influential American common law judges, honored during his lifetime in Great Britain as well as the United States. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. has received more than 1,159,342 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. is the 43rd most popular lawyer (down from 40th in 2019), the 4,865th most popular biography from United States (up from 5,399th in 2019) and the 7th most popular American Lawyer.

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Among lawyers, Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. ranks 43 out of 67Before him are Alan Dershowitz, Peter Yorck von Wartenburg, Cino da Pistoia, Adrian Năstase, Henry de Bracton, and Johann Kaspar Bluntschli. After him are William Rehnquist, Clarence Darrow, Navi Pillay, Louis Brandeis, Michael Cohen, and Louise Arbour.

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Among people born in 1841, Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. ranks 64Before him are John Murray, Antonio Pacinotti, John Fisher, 1st Baron Fisher, Laza Kostić, Raimundo de Madrazo y Garreta, and Hugo Gyldén. After him are Andrejs Pumpurs, Philipp Spitta, Evelyn Baring, 1st Earl of Cromer, Joaquín Crespo, Paul Eyschen, and Savva Mamontov. Among people deceased in 1935, Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. ranks 87Before him are Sun Chuanfang, Eemil Nestor Setälä, Richard Sheldon, Chiquinha Gonzaga, Erich von Hornbostel, and Jules Cambon. After him are Tsubouchi Shōyō, Childe Hassam, Jackson Showalter, Stanley G. Weinbaum, Milman Parry, and Vladimir Gilyarovsky.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. ranks 4,865 out of 15,968Before him are Joan Blondell (1906), Merle Haggard (1937), Francis Scott Key (1779), Mark Pellegrino (1965), Connie Willis (1945), and Jim Croce (1943). After him are Embeth Davidtz (1965), Jill Biden (1951), Wynton Kelly (1931), Chi McBride (1961), Leila Hyams (1905), and Eli Roth (1972).

Among LAWYERS In United States

Among lawyers born in United States, Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. ranks 7Before him are J. Edgar Hoover (1895), John F. Kennedy Jr. (1960), Warren Christopher (1925), Bill Gates Sr. (1925), Roy Cohn (1927), and Alan Dershowitz (1938). After him are William Rehnquist (1924), Clarence Darrow (1857), Louis Brandeis (1856), Michael Cohen (1966), Wendell Willkie (1892), and Lawrence Lessig (1961).