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  1. Born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Holmes was educated at Phillips Academy and Harvard College. After graduating from Harvard in 1829, he briefly studied law before turning to the medical profession.

  2. (Physician & Poet) Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. was an American poet, author, physician, medical reformer, professor and lecturer. He is noted for his oratory and literary skills. The ‘Breakfast-Table’ series remained his most distinguished prose work that gained him international fame.

  3. Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. was a physician, dean of the Harvard Medical School, one of the best regarded American poets of the 19th century, father of a future United States Supreme Court Justice, inventor and - unknown to many - an anatomist. His friends included Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, and Louis Pasteur.

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  4. Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on August 29, 1809. He was the first son of Abiel Holmes [1763-1837] who was a minister of the First Congregational Church, and an avid historian. Holmes’ mother was Sarah Wendell, the daughter of a judge. On June 15, 1840, Holmes married Amelia Lee Jackson.

  5. May 21, 2023 · Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (August 29, 1809 – October 7, 1894) was an American physician, professor, lecturer, and author. Regarded by his peers as one of the best writers of the 19th century, he is considered a member of the Fireside Poets. His most famous prose works are the "Breakfast-Table" series, which began with The Autocrat of the ...

    • Cambridge, Massachusetts
    • Amelia Lee Holmes
    • Massachusetts
    • August 29, 1809
  6. Apr 4, 2022 · From 1925–1929, Holmes studied at Harvard University, during which time he began writing poetry. He went to law school for a year. After publishing one of his more famous poems, ''Old...

  7. Physician Writer An intellectual triple threat as doctor, speaker and author, Oliver Wendell Holmes was a leading citizen of 19th-century Boston. He graduated from Harvard in 1829 and first came to prominence the next year, when his patriotic poem “Old Ironsides” helped prevent the scrapping of the historic battleship U.S.S. Constitution.

  8. The Last Leaf By Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. I saw him once before, As he passed by the door, And again The pavement stones resound, As he totters o’er the ground With his cane. They say that in his prime, Ere the pruning-knife of Time Cut him down, Not a better man was found By the Crier on his round Through the town. But now he walks the streets,

  9. Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. (March 8, 1841 – March 6, 1935) was an American jurist and legal scholar who served as an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States from 1902 to 1932.

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    Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr., the son of writer, educator and doctor Oliver Wendell Holmes SR., was born on March 8, 1841, in Boston, Massachusetts. Holmes Jr. fought on the Union side in the American Civil War for three years. In 1864, he began attending Harvard Law School, and later taught as a professor.

  11. Nov 9, 2009 · Getty Images. Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. is among the most famous of the U.S. Supreme Court justices. Born to a prominent Boston family, Holmes was wounded at the Civil War battles of Ball’s ...

  12. Holmes, a doctor, taught anatomy and physiology at Harvard Medical School, where he eventually became dean. However, he is perhaps best remembered as an author, and as father of American Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. In addition, with James Russell Lowell, he helped found The Atlantic Monthly magazine in 1857. Holmes’ works ...

  13. Feb 25, 2022 · Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. (March 8, 1841—March 6, 1935) was an American jurist who served as an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States from 1902 to 1932.

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