1889 12 5 1889 to 1 1 1890 4 0 oliver wendell holmes

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1889) 12-5-1889 to 1-1-1890 4 0 Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. - father popular writer in England and US - grandfather prominent judge - professor Harvard Law - edited James Kent‘s Commentaries - wrote The Common Law which had impact on tort and contract law in US and England - state judge, Chief Justice Supreme Court of Massachusetts - ―appointment of Justice Holmes is not a surprise‖ (NYT, 12 Aug. 1902) - ―Undoubtedly President Roosevelt‘s appointment of Judge Holmes […] will be extremely popular‖ (NYT, 13 Aug. 1902) - ―Is it true that he‘s the son of Sherlock Holmes‖ (NYT, 19 Aug. 1902) - ―no opposition and the nomination was not discussed‖ (NYT, 5 Dec. 1902) 8-12-1902 to 12-5-1902 7 0
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89 William R. Day - appointed to Court after President McKinley‘s assassination to bolster support of Ohio Republicans - was personal confidante of Pres. McKinley - Secretary of State - federal judge 6 th Court Appeals - ―both of the grandfathers of Judge Day were justices in the Supreme Court of Ohio‖ (NYT, 27 Jan. 1903) 1-27-1903 to 2-24-1903 4 0 William H. Moody - prosecuted Lizzie Borden - Secretary of the Navy - Attorney General - ―The President returned to Washington from his Summer home at Oyster Bay determined to appoint Mr. Moody to the Supreme Court bench regardless of the fact that that appointment would mean two Justices from Mas sachusetts‖ (NYT, 8 Nov. 1906) - ―If Mr. Moody is to become Supreme Court Justice it is because Mr. Taft has declined it, and if Mr. Taft has declined it, it is only because Mr. Roosevelt has succeeded in convincing him that he should be a Presidential cand idate instead‖ (NYT, 9 Sept. 1906) - ―There will not be the least doubt that in Mr. Moody the President would have a most friendly Justice of the Supreme Court‖ (NYT 25 Oct. 1906) 9-9-1906 to 12-18-1906 5 0 Horace H. Lurton - State Chancellor - Chief Justice, Tennessee Supreme Court - federal judge, 6 th Circuit Appeals - Dean of Vanderbilt Law School - ―big enough for presidential chamber, but he probably has no political ambition‖ (NYT, 15 May 1903) - ―it would not damage him in the opinion of sensible people of the North able to rise above old prejudices‖ (NYT, 18 May 1903) - ―one better equipped for service in that greatest of all 5-18-1903 to 1-3-1910 11 0
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90 (Lurton, cont‘d) courts the Supreme Court —could not be found‖ (NYT, 14 Dec. 1909) - ―one by one the Democratic senators have seen the President at the White House, and promised to support the nomination. (NYT, 14 Dec. 1909) - ―The chief object to Judge Lurton on the part of the Republican senators is his age‖ (NYT, 14 Dec. 1909) - ―Judge Lurton is accused of having aided in the attempt to take Vanderbilt University from the Methodist Church‖ (NYT, 15 Dec. 1909) - ―his age is the only argument advanced against him‖ (NYT, 20 Dec. 1909) - ―the new justice will probably be known as the handsomest man on the Supreme bench‖ (NYT, 3 Jan.
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