John Marshall Harlan (1833-1911)

He was one of the United States Supreme Court's longest serving justices, during his tenure he participated in more than 14,000 cases and wrote 1,161 opinions. He became known as one of the court's great dissenters whose most famous dissenting opinion was written against Plessy v. Ferguson which upheld segregation that was "separate, but equal," but was later overturned in the 1954 Brown v. Board of Education decision.

Date:
1877 circa 5 years
Original Format:
Cabinet Card
Item#:
MES11442
Photographer:
Mathew Brady
Height:
1902px
Width:
1211px
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