JAMES F. BYRNES
Rare typed letter, signed by Byrnes, on Supreme Court letterhead in 1942.
Byrnes was a Supreme Court justice for only 15 months, one of the shortest terms
in history; because of this, Supreme Court letters signed by him are
Typed letter signed "James F. Byrnes" as Associate Justice of the
Supreme Court, 1 page, 8x10¼. Washington, D.C., May 4, 1942. To
Charles E. Ellicock, American Society for Metals, Cleveland, Ohio. In
full: "Dear Sir: I have your letter of the 28th. I have no record of
having received your previous communication. Therefore, if you will advise me
what information you desire, I will endeavor to assist you. Sincerely yours,
JAMES F. BYRNES." Byrnes (1882-1972), a former South
Carolina Congressman, resigned as U.S. Senator when President
Franklin D. Roosevelt appointed him to the Supreme Court on July 8, 1941. On
October 3, 1942, Byrnes resigned from the Supreme Court to head the wartime
Office of Economic Stabilization. Byrnes served on the Supreme Court
for 15 months, the shortest in U.S. history. In 1943, he became director of
the Office of War Mobilization and served as President Truman's
Secretary of State from 1945 to 1947. One of America's most versatile
statesmen, Byrnes was Governor of South Carolina from 1951 to 1955.
Lightly toned and creased. Mounting remnant across top verso, which shows
through on front. Folded twice and unfolded. Otherwise in fine
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ASSOCIATE JUSTICE JAMES F. BYRNES
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