William O. Douglas

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William Orville Douglas (October 16, 1898 – January 19, 1980) served as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. Nominated by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, Douglas was confirmed at the age of 40, one of the youngest justices appointed to the court. His term, lasting 36 years and 209 days (1939–75), is the longest term in the history of the Supreme Court. wiki


  • James Simon, Independent Journey (1980).
  • Bruce Allen Murphy, Wild Bill: The Legend and Life of William O. Douglas (2003).review

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