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Brandeis, Supreme Court Justice, Will Celebrate His Seventieth Birthday

September 27, 1926
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(Jewish Daily Bulletin)

Louis D. Brandeis, noted American jurist and justice of the United States Supreme Court, will attain his seventieth birthday on November 13th.

The representative of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency was unable to ascertain whether any preparations are under way to celebrate Justice Brandeis’s seventieth birthday.

Justice Brandeis, who is one of the outstanding jurists in America, was very active in the Zionist movement in the United States prior to the Cleveland convention of 1921. He played a prominent part during the Wilson administration in laying the political foundations for the new era in the Zionist movement which started with the issuance of the Balfour Declaration.

Louis Dembitz Brandeis was born in Louisville, Kentucky, November 13, 1856. He was educated in the Louisville public school and high school and at the Annen Realschule, Dresden, Germany. He received the degree LLB. from Harvard in 1877 and an honorary A.M. degree in 1891. He was admitted to the bar in St. Louis, Mo., in 1878. He practiced in Boston from 1879 to 1916. He was a member of the firm of Warren and Brandeis from 1879 to 1897; of the law firm of Brandeis, Dunbar and Nutter from 1897 to 1916.

He served as counsel for Mr. Glavis in the Ballinger-Pinchot investigation, 1910: and for the shippers in the Advanced Freight Investigation before the Interstate Commerce Commission, 1910 to 1911. Among his other outstanding cases was the Riggs-National Bank case in 1915, where he served as counsel for the government; he served as counsel for the people in the proceedings involving the constitutionality of Oregon and Illinois women’s ten hour laws; the Ohio nine hour law, the California eight hour law, the Oregon minister wages law from 1907-1914 and in preserving the Boston municipal subway system, establishing the Boston sliding scale gas system 1900 to 1907; the Massachusetts Savings Bank Insurance, 1906 and in opposing the New Haven monopoly of transportation in New England 1910-1913. He served as chairman of the Arbitration Board of the New York garment workers strike in 1910 and under the proceed of 1910 to 1914.

He acted as the chairman of the Professional Committee for General Zionist Affairs from 1910-1916.

He was appreciated associated justice of the Supreme Court of the United States in January 28, 1910 and assumed office June 5, 1916.

He is the author of “Other People’s Member.” Besideness A Profession” and articles on public franchse. Massachusetts wage earner’s life insurance. Life insurance savings bank insurance scientific management labor problems ### and ### and ### and Jewish problems.

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