U.S. Supreme Court
John Paul Stevens Second-Oldest Justice Ever
By Debra Cassens Weiss
Nov 19, 2007, 08:13 am CST
Last Friday, Justice John Paul Stevens because the second-oldest justice ever to sit on the U.S. Supreme Court.
As of Nov. 16, Stevens was 87 years and 210 days old, DC Dicta reports. He will have to stay on the U.S. Supreme Court for almost three more years to break the record of Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr., who stayed on the court until the age of 90.
Stevens surpassed the second-place record of Justice Roger B. Taney, who served until he was 87 years, 209 days old.