Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.

1841 - 1935

Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.

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, 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, particularly for his "clear and present danger" opinion for a unanimous Court in the 1919 case of Schenck v. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. has received more than 910,404 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 39th most popular lawyer.

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Among lawyers, Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. ranks 40 out of 49Before him are Roy Cohn, Alan Dershowitz, William Rehnquist, Clarence Darrow, Navi Pillay, and Louis Brandeis. After him are George Hadley, Lawrence Lessig, Michael Cohen, Wendell Willkie, Louise Arbour, and A. V. Dicey.

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Among people born in 1841, Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. ranks 63Before him are Theodor von Oppolzer, Joaquín Crespo, Julius Zeyer, Adolfo Farsari, Anselmo Lorenzo, and Alfred Cogniaux. After him are Frederick Stanley, 16th Earl of Derby, Kliment of Tarnovo, Manuel Candamo, and Mary Arthur McElroy. Among people deceased in 1935, Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. ranks 92Before him are Vladimir Gilyarovsky, Edwin Flack, Charles Demuth, Jón Þorláksson, Richard Sheldon, and Tryggvi Þórhallsson. After him are Daniel Salamanca Urey, Hans Tropsch, Thelma Todd, George William Russell, Herbert Giles, and Johan Ramstedt.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. ranks 5,404 out of 12,171Before him are Suzanne Somers (1946), Deborah Snyder (1901), Robert Cummings (1910), Tommy Franks (1945), William D. Coolidge (1873), and Pat Benatar (1953). After him are M. King Hubbert (1903), Brian Krause (1969), Wiz Khalifa (1987), John Holt (1923), William Lloyd Garrison (1805), and Elwyn Berlekamp (1940).

Among LAWYERS In United States

Among lawyers born in United States, Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. ranks 8Before him are John F. Kennedy Jr. (1960), Warren Christopher (1925), Alan Dershowitz (1938), William Rehnquist (1924), Clarence Darrow (1857), and Louis Brandeis (1856). After him are Lawrence Lessig (1961), Michael Cohen (1966), Scooter Libby (1950), Ken Starr (1946), Christopher A. Wray (1966), and Amy Chua (1962).