1881 Oliver Wendell Holmes Signature Boston. Autograph, nicely centered in fine condition measures 6 3/4 by 4 inches. "Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. (March 8, 1841 - March 6, 1935) was an American jurist who served as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States from 1902 to 1932, and as Acting Chief Justice of the United States January - February 1930. ...he is one of the most widely cited United States Supreme Court justices in history, particularly for his "clear and present danger\" opinion for a unanimous Court in the 1919 case of Schenck v. United States, and is one of the most influential American common law judges, honored during his lifetime in Great Britain as well as the United States. Holmes retired from the Court at the age of 90 years, making him the oldest Justice in the Supreme Court's history."