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Born: October 16, 1898

Died: January 19, 1980 (aged 81)

Nationality: American

Occupation: Judge

Bio: William Orville Douglas was an Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court. With a term lasting 36 years and 209 days, he is the longest-serving justice in the history of the Supreme Court. In 1975, a Time article called Douglas the most doctrinaire and committed civil libertarian ever to sit on the court.

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Sound is naught but broken air, And every speech that is spoken, Loud or privily, foul or fair, In its substance is but air; For as flame is but lighted smoke, So sound is air that is broken.

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