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Douglas, William O.

  • By: Mary Welek Atwell
  • In: Encyclopedia of the Fourth Amendment
  • Edited by: John R. Vile & David L. Hudson Jr.
  • Subject:American Political History, American Political Thought, Law & Courts

William Orville Douglas (1898–1980) was born in Maine, Minnesota, and died in Washington, D.C., after the longest U.S. Supreme Court service of any justice. Douglas was appointed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1939 to succeed Louis D. Brandeis. When Douglas ...

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