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Justice Louis Brandeis’ Childhood Home – Pic of the Week

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In honor of May being Jewish American Heritage Month, our Pic of the Week is the childhood home of United States Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis.

Louis Brandeis, born in Louisville, Kentucky in 1856, was the first Jewish American appointed to the United States Supreme Court in 1916, where he served for over 20 years. Before being appointed to the Supreme Court by President Woodrow Wilson, Brandeis attended Harvard Law School, graduating at the top of his class in 1877. Brandeis was an active supporter of Harvard and was a founder of the Harvard Law Review.

A stately three-story house with tall, arched windows sits at the top of a staircase.
Childhood home of Justice Louis D. Brandeis. Photo by Robert Brammer.

To learn more about the life and legacy of Justice Brandeis, be sure to check out the Library of Congress’s collections and resources on the late Supreme Court justice:

Photos of Justice Brandeis in the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs collection

Research Guide on Louis D. Brandeis: Topics in Chronicling America

Black and white photograph of Louis Brandeis wearing a judge's robe.
BRANDEIS, LOUIS D. JUSTICE. Harris & Ewing, Inc. 1955. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division. //

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