Horace Harmon Lurton

Horace Harmon Lurton (February 26, 1844 – July 12, 1914) was an American jurist who served for four years as a Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. Appointed at the age of 65, Lurton was the oldest justice appointed to the Court.

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... In 1909, Lurton's friend, President William Howard Taft, named him to a seat on the Supreme Court that had been vacated by the death of Justice Rufus Wheeler Peckham ... and surprised some observers because unlike Taft, Lurton was a Democrat ... Lurton sided most frequently on the court with Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr ...

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