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That Remarkable Man-Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes
That Remarkable Man-Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes Author:Edith Patterson Meyer Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. was said to be "composed of at least two-and-a-half different people rolled into one." This fascingating young Bostonian became one of the greatest interpreters of the law of the United States. — The son of as noted poet, young Wendell Holmes determined to be independent of his father's reputatuon. On his graduation t... more »o Harvard, he joined the Union Army in the Civil War. Three times Holmes sustained near-fatal wounds; three times he returned to his regiment. The impact of the war remained for the rest of his life.
At the war's end, he began his studies in law; his brilliant career culminated in his becoming a Justice of the United States Supreme Court. Holmes's interpretation while on the bench had great effect on the reshaping of the AAmerican code of law, regarded as one of the finest in the world.« less