ASSOCIATE JUSTICE BYRON R. WHITE - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 12/29/1975 - HFSID 156419
BYRON "WHIZZER" WHITE White signed this typed letter of recommendation to the Rockefeller Foundation - on his own letterhead from the Supreme Court - about Richard Danzig in 1975. Typed letter signed "Byron White." 1 page, 7¾x10½, on White's letterhead from the U.S. Supreme Court. Dec. 29, 1975.
Sale Price $340.00
BYRON "WHIZZER" WHITE
White signed this typed letter of recommendation to the Rockefeller Foundation - on his own letterhead from the Supreme Court - about Richard Danzig in 1975.
Typed letter signed "Byron White." 1 page, 7¾x10½, on White's letterhead from the U.S. Supreme Court. Dec. 29, 1975. Addressed to Rockefeller Foundation Humanities Fellowships, New York, New York. In full: "Gentlemen: Richard Danzig was an extraordinarily competent law clerk, and my understanding is that he has performed equally well as a teacher. His recent writings are ample confirmation of his abilities. There is little doubt that he has an irresistible curiosity about and interest in the decision-making processes of the Supreme Court. He has, I think, the skills and training to make substantial contributions to the literature. Sincerely,". White (1917-2002, born in Fort Collins, Florida), a member of the College Football Hall of Fame, served as Associate Justice of the Supreme Court (appointed by President Kennedy) from 1962 to 1993. He earned his nickname playing for the University of Colorado's football team. 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 v. Arizona (source of the "Miranda warning", 1966) and Roe v. Wade (1973). Lightly creased. Staple holes in upper left corner. Folded twice and unfolded. Otherwise in fine condition.
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