This Day in Jewish History / Second Jew appointed to U.S. Supreme Court
New York native Benjamin Nathan Cardozo took over the seat of retiring Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes.
On February 24, 1932, the United States Senate approved unanimously the nomination of Benjamin N. Cardozo as an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. He was appointed by President Herbert Hoover to take the seat of the retiring Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, and joining Louis D. Brandeis, became the second Jew to serve on the court. At the time, Senator Clarence Dill, of Washington...
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