William Henry Moody


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Moody, William Henry

(1853–1917) Supreme Court justice; born in Newbury, Mass. He prosecuted for Massachusetts in the Lizzie Borden murder trial and was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives (Rep., Mass.; 1895). President Theodore Roosevelt named him secretary of the navy (1902–04), attorney general (1904–06), and to the U.S. Supreme Court (1906–10).
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And then there are justices like William Henry Moody, John Blair, Horace Gray, and Bushrod Washington, each perhaps famous in his own time, but none the subject of a biography important enough to land a place in the library's collection.