Louis Brandeis

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Birthday
13, 1856
Birthplace
Louisville, KY
Death Date
Oct 5, 1941 (84)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
13, 1856
Birthplace
Louisville, KY
Death Date
Oct 5, 1941 (84)

About

The first Jewish justice on the United States Supreme Court. He was nominated to the position by President Woodrow Wilson and served from 1916-1939.

Before Fame

After graduating from Harvard Law School in 1876, he established a socially progressive law practice in Boston, Massachusetts.

Trivia

His legal opinions often defended American citizens' rights to freedom of speech and privacy.

Family Life

His parents were Adolph Brandeis and Frederika Dembitz. He married Alice Goldmark in 1891.

Associated With

He was preceded in office by Supreme Court Justice Joseph Rucker Lamar.