Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
Holmes was married to the former Fannie Bowditch Dixwell from 1872 until her death in 1929? In the case of Schenck v. United States (1919), Holmes wrote his famous statement, ?The most stringent protection of free speech would not protect a man falsely shouting fire in a theater and causing a panic.? In the same case he coined the phrase ?clear and present danger? in describing situations when free speech could legally be suppressed? ?In Our Youth Our Hearts Were Touched By Fire? is the title of a much-admired speech about the Civil War made by Holmes on Memorial Day of 1884? Actor Louis Calhern played Holmes in the 1950 film biography The Magnificent Yankee; Calhern later played Julius Caesar in the 1953 film Julius Caesar, and Uncle Willy in the 1956 Bing Crosby film High Society.
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