William Henry Moody
American politicianDied when: 63 years 191 days (762 months)
Star Sign: Capricorn
William Henry Moody (December 23, 1853 – July 2, 1917) was an American politician and jurist who held positions in all three branches of the Government of the United States.
He represented parts of Essex County, Massachusetts in the United States House of Representatives from 1895 until 1902.He then served in the cabinet of President Theodore Roosevelt as Secretary of the Navy and Attorney General before Roosevelt appointed him to the United States Supreme Court in 1906.
He retired from the Court for health reasons after a brief tenure of just less than four years.A progressive like Roosevelt, he opposed racial segregation and spoke out in favor of African-American civil rights.