President Biden appoints Professor Martha Jones to the Permanent Committee for the Oliver Wendell Holmes Devise

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Professor Martha S. Jones has been appointed by President Biden to the Permanent Committee for the Oliver Wendell Holmes Devise.

Permanent Committee for the Oliver Wendell Holmes Devise

The Permanent Committee for the Oliver Wendell Holmes Devise was established by Congress in 1955 after the late Associate Justice of the Supreme Court Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. bequeathed a portion of his estate to the United States in 1935. Congress used the gift to establish the Committee, which is charged with documenting and disseminating the history of the United States Supreme Court. The Committee’s principal purpose is to continue to publish the multi-volume work documenting the history of the Court, and the Committee is composed of the Librarian of Congress and four additional members appointed by the President.

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