ASSOCIATE JUSTICE BYRON R. WHITE - FIRST DAY COVER SIGNED - HFSID 155887
Sale Price $180.00
Byron White signs a first day cover honoring the Statue of Liberty Centennial 1886-1986.
First Day Cover signed: "Byron White", 6½x3½. FDC honoring the Statue of Liberty Centennial 1886-1986, 22-cent stamp affixed, postmarked Liberty Island, New York/New Jersey, July 4, 1986, FIRST DAY OF ISSUE. Byron R. White (1917-2002), was the first appointment to the Supreme Court by President Kennedy and served from 1962 until his retirement in 1993. White played professional football for the then Pittsburgh Pirates (now the Steelers) to earn money for law school, and was a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford until World War II broke out. He returned to the U.S. and enrolled in Yale Law School in 1940 and also played two seasons with the Detroit Lions. At the time of his appointment, he was the youngest member (at age 44) to serve on the Court. Difficult to categorize and suspicious of ideology, White dissented in such landmark cases as Miranda (source of the "Miranda warning", 1966) and Roe v. Wade (1973). Slightly creased at corners. Fine condition.
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