HEROES: To Think Great Thoughts. . .

At 20 he left Harvard to join the 20th Massachusetts Volunteers. He was wounded at Ball's Bluff. Antietam and Fredericksburg. He was mustered out in 1864 a captain. Returning to Harvard, he took a law degree, lectured on constitutional law and jurisprudence, edited The American Law Review, practiced briefly in Boston. For 20 years he sat on the Massachusetts Supreme Court. In 1902 President Roosevelt appointed him to the U. S. Supreme Court. There he quickly grew famed for his liberal thought, for the clarity and grace of his expression, for the...

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