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.
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