January 19th, 2017

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Supreme Court: William O. Douglas

On this date in 1980, William O. Douglas died. Born on October 16, 1898. He was Franklin Roosevelt's fourth appointee to the Supreme Court, and took his seat on April 17, 1939, at the age of 40 years 183 days. He was the fifth youngest Justice to serve on the Court. Douglas retired on November 12, 1975, making him the longest-serving Justice.