Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. biography
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.