Associate Justice of the Supreme Court from 1938 to 1957. He was part of the majority in Brown v. Board of Education.
He studied at Yale University, earning a B.A. He studied law at the University of Virginia and Columbia University, but never completed his law degree, becoming the last judge on the Court to not have a law degree.
He was an associate of the accused spy
He was born in Minerva, Mason County, Kentucky, where his father, John, was a successful physician.
He was a prominent authority on agricultural law before joining the Supreme Court and was tapped by President Herbert Hoover to head the Federal Farm Bureau.