Supreme Court Trivia

Family Affairs

Which justice had the most marriages?

Justice William O. Douglas, who served on the Court for more than thirty-six years, was married four times. His first three marriages—to Mildred Riddle, Mercedes Hester Davison, and Joan Martin—ended in divorce. He then married Cathleen Ann Heffernan in 1966; they were married until his death in 1980.


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