BirthdayOctober 16, 1898

Celebrity biographies

  1. About William O. Douglas

    Full name: William O. Douglas
    Also known as: William Orville Douglas, Douglas, William Orville
    Professions: Writer

  2. William O. Douglas Death information

    Died: Saturday, 19th of January, 1980 (Age: 81)

  3. William O. Douglas Biography

    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.Douglas holds a number of records as a Supreme Court Justice, including the most opinions. He was the 79th person appointed and confirmed to the bench of that court. In 1975 Time magazine called Douglas "the most doctrinaire and committed civil libertarian ever to sit on the court".

  4. William O. Douglas Family

    Spouse: Georgia gubernatorial election, 1966

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