- NAME: Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
- OCCUPATION: Supreme Court Justice
- BIRTH DATE: March 08, 1841
- DEATH DATE: March 06, 1935
- EDUCATION: Harvard College, Harvard Law School
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Boston, Massachusetts
- PLACE OF DEATH: Washington, D.C.
- Nickname: "The Great Dissenter"
- Full Name: Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
- AKA: Oliver W. Holmes
- AKA: Oliver Holmes
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Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr., the son of writer, educator and doctor Oliver Wendell Holmes, was born on March 8, 1841, in Boston, Massachusetts. Holmes Jr. fought on the Union side in the American Civil War for three years. In 1864, he began attending Harvard Law School, and later taught as a professor. In 1902, President Theodore Roosevelt appointed Holmes to the U.S. Supreme Court. Holmes retired in 1931, at the age of 91. He died on March 6, 1935, in Washington, D.C.
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