John Marshall Harlan
Cause of Death Age Burial Location SCOTUS Grave #
Unknown 78 Washington, D.C. 19th visited




On July 26, 2015 I visited the grave of Justice
John Marshall Harlan in Washington's Rock
Creek Cemetery. Harlan was noted for his
advocacy for racial equality before the law,
and was the only justice to dissent in the
landmark case Plessy v. Ferguson.


Harlan is one of four Supreme Court justices
interred at Rock Creek. The others are Willis
Van Devanter, Harlan Fiske Stone, and Stephen
Johnson Field. His grandson, Justice John
Marshall Harlan II
, is buried in Weston,
Connecticut.



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Spouse: Malvina French Shanklin Harlan (m. 1868-1911)


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