Oliver Wendell Holmes, who lived from 1841 to 1935, is regarded as one of the greatest Supreme Court Justices of all time.
Justice Holmes was extremely intelligent, highly respected and often quoted. However, it is said that he was a bit absent-minded, as illustrated by this story.
Apparently, Justice Holmes was riding a train one day, when the railroad Conductor began walking down the car, checking tickets. As the ticket-checker approached, he watched Holmes search his wallet, unable to find his ticket. Frustrated, Holmes then checked each of his pockets. Still no ticket. Continue reading