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Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

A photo of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. He was the first dean of Harvard Medical School and also a celebrated essayist and author of "The Autocrat of the Breakfast Table." He was born in 1809 and died in 1894, and his son, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., was a justice on the U.S. Supreme Court from 1902-32.

Photograph from the U.S. Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division.