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William O. Douglas

William O. DouglasAKA William Orville Douglas

Born: 16-Oct-1898
Birthplace: Maine, MN
Died: 19-Jan-1980
Location of death: Washington, DC
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA

Gender: Male
Religion: Presbyterian
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Judge
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: US Supreme Court Justice, 1939-75

Father: William (d. 1904)
Mother: Julia Bickford
Wife: Mildred Riddle (m. 1923, div. 1953)
Daughter: Mildred (with Riddle)
Son: William, Jr. (with Riddle)
Wife: Mercedes Hester Davidson (m. 1954, div. 1963)
Wife: Joan Martin (m. 1963, div. 1965)
Wife: Cathleen Heffernan (m. 1965, until his death)

    University: Whitman College, Whitman, WA (1920)
    Law School: Columbia Law School (1925)

    US Supreme Court Justice (1939-75)
    SEC Chairman (1937-39)
    Freemasonry
    United World Federalists
    Sierra Club Board of Directors (1960-62)
    Stroke 31-Dec-1974 (severe)
    Risk Factors: Polio, Pacemaker

Appears on the cover of:
Time, 11-Oct-1937, DETAILS: SEC Chairman William Orville Douglas

Author of books:
Of Men and Mountains (1950)
Strange Lands and Friendly People (1951, travelogue)
Beyond the High Himalayas (1952)
North from Malaya (1953)
We the Judges (1955)
Russian Journey (1956)
The Right of the People (1958, lectures)
My Wilderness: The Pacific West (1960)
Mr. Lincoln and the Negroes (1963)
A Wilderness Bill of Rights (1965)
Towards a Global Federation (1968)
Points of Rebellion (1969)
Holocaust or Hemispheric Cooperation (1970)
Go East, Young Man (1974, memoir)
The Court Years, 1935-75 (1980, memoir)


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