Louis Brandeis

AZL flag holder TransparentLouis Dembitz Brandeis (November 13, 1856 – October 5, 1941) was a Jewish lawyer and associate justice on the Supreme Court of the United States from 1916 to 1939. In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson nominated Brandeis to become a member of the Supreme Court. Brandeis was the first Jew to be named to the Court. He was born in Louisville, Kentucky, to Jewish immigrant parents from Bohemia, Prague. Brandeis was active in the Zionist movement and encouraged Felix Frankfurter to become more involved. Brandeis and Frankfurter lobbied President Wilson to support the Balfour Declaration.

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