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Louis D. Brandeis

Louis D. BrandeisAKA Louis Dembitz Brandeis

Born: 13-Nov-1856
Birthplace: Louisville, KY
Died: 5-Oct-1941
Location of death: Washington, DC
Cause of death: Heart Failure
Remains: Buried, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY

Gender: Male
Religion: Jewish
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Judge

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: US Supreme Court Justice, 1916-39

A very successful attorney and avowed Zionist, the first Jew to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court. Many, including William Howard Taft, opposed his nomination due to alleged "unfitness", but once on the bench performed as one of the greatest justices in the court's history.

Father: Adolf Brandeis
Mother: Frederika Dembitz
Wife: Alice Goldmark (m. 23-Mar-1891, until his death, d. 12-Oct-1945, two daughters)
Daughter: Susan Gilbert (b. 27-Feb-1893)
Daughter: Elizabeth Rauschenbusch (b. 25-Apr-1896)

    High School: Annen-Realschule, Dresden, Germany
    Law School: Harvard Law School (1875-77)

    US Supreme Court Justice (5-Jun-1916 to 13-Feb-1939)
    Brandeis, Dunbar, and Nutter Partner (1897-1916)
    Warren and Brandeis Partner (1879-89)
    Law Clerk to Horace Grey, Chief Justice, Massachusetts Sup Ct.
    Harvard Law Review Founder
    Cosmos Club
    Massachusetts Bar Association 1879
    Missouri Bar Association 1878
    Heart Attack 1-Oct-1941

Appears on the cover of:
Time, 19-Oct-1925, DETAILS: Louis Dembitz Brandeis: The rights of man

Author of books:
Other People's Money: And How the Bankers Use It (1914, nonfiction)


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