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William O. Douglas
William Orville Douglas (October 16, 1898 – January 19, 1980) was an American jurist who served as an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, who was known for his strong progressive and civil libertarian views, and is often cited as the U.S. Supreme Court's most liberal justice ever. In 1975, Time called Douglas "the most doctrinaire and committed civil libertarian ever to sit on the court." 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 (1939–1975), is the longest in the history of the Supreme Court. After an itinerant childhood, Douglas attended Whitman College on a scholarship. He graduated from Columbia Law School in 1925 and joined the Yale Law School faculty. After serving as the third chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, Douglas was successfully nominated to the Supreme Court in 1939, succeeding Justice Louis Brandeis. He was among those seriously considered for the 1944 Democratic vice presidential nomination and was subject to an unsuccessful draft movement prior to the 1948 U.S. presidential election. Douglas served on the Court until his retirement in 1975, and was succeeded by John Paul Stevens. Douglas holds a number of records as a Supreme Court justice, including the most opinions.
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Born: 1898, Maine Township
Died: 1980, Bethesda

Alternate Names: Douglas, William O. (William Orville), 1898-1980, Douglas, William O. (William Orville), 1898-, Douglas, William O. 1898-1980, Douglas, William Orville, 1898-1980, Douglas, William Orville, 1898-, Douglas, William O. 1898-, Douglas, William O. (William Orville), d 1898-, دوجلاس، وليم أ.، 1898-1980, William Orville Douglas, Douglas, William O. (William 0rville), 1898-, Douglas, William O., Douglas, William O. 1898- (William Orville),, Douglas, William Orville., Dāklās, Wilyam Ū. 1898-1980, Dāklās, Wilyam Ū., 1898-1980, وليم أ. دوجلاس، 1898-1980, دجلاس، وليم أ.، 1898-1980, Daklas, Wilyam U., 1898-, ダグラス, ウイリアム・オー, ダグラス, ウィリアム・O, William Douglas
Occupation(s): trade unionist, university teacher, lawyer, judge, Public officials, Educators, Jurists
Employer(s): Yale Law School
Associated Place(s): United States, China, Chesapeake and Ohio Canal (Md. and Washington, D.C.), Middle East, Asia, Israel, New Jersey--Princeton