- Name: William O. Douglas
- Born: 10/16/1898
- Died: 01/19/1980 (81 years old)
William Orville Douglas (October 16, 1898? January 19, 1980) was an American jurist and politician who 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 211 days (1939–75), is the longest in the history of the Supreme Court. In 1975 Time magazine called Douglas “the most doctrinaire and committed civil libertarian ever to sit on the court”.
Birth Name: William Orville Douglas
Alias: William Orville Douglas
Birth Place: Maine Township, Minnesota, U.S.
Death Place: Bethesda, Maryland, U.S.
William O. Douglas quotes :
Marriage is a coming together for better or for worse, hopefully enduring, and intimate to the degree of being sacred.William O. Douglas
The Constitution is not neutral. It was designed to take the government off the backs of people.William O. Douglas
One who comes to the Court must come to adore, not to protest. That's the new gloss on the 1st Amendment.William O. Douglas