ASSOCIATE JUSTICE FELIX FRANKFURTER - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 08/20/1957 - HFSID 154814
Sale Price $1,020.00
He pens this autograph letter of thanks regarding a thoughtful letter
Autograph Letter Signed: "Felix Frankfurter" as Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, 1 page, 1 page, 5¼x8. "As from 3018 Dumbarton Ave", Washington, D.C., 1957 August 20. To Daisy. In full: "Marion and I are grateful for your thoughtfulness in letting us see Tita's letter to you and for the light that Lord Knollys shed on Archies death. Poor Tita! As Marion said 'Nobody will ever again love her as Archie did.' She will realize it, more and more, but her letters indicate that she has depth for sorrow and, therefore, for understanding life. We send you our love." A renowned legal scholar, Frankfurter (1882-1965, born in Vienna, Austria) influenced Supreme Court decisions for more than 20 years (1939-1962). A former advisor to the NAACP and co-founder of the American Civil Liberties Union, Frankfurter had affirmed that any form of discrimination against Blacks violated the 15th Amendment (Lane vs. Wilson, 1939). Believing that the Court should not interfere with laws established by the people's elected officials, he upheld President Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal legislation. In the realm of civil liberties, Frankfurter would play a pivotal role in deciding the famous school desegregation case Brown vs. the Board of Education (1954), ensuring its historic importance by securing a unanimous decision. He dissented when the Court overturned Minersville West Virginia State Board of Education vs. Barnette (1943) and when it ruled in favor of legislative reapportionment (Baker vs. Carr, 1962), which he felt was strictly a political problem to be solved by the legislature, not the judiciary. Throughout the 1950s and 1960s, the staunch advocate of judicial self-restraint stabilized the liberal Earl Warren Court and promoted "procedural fairness" in criminal cases. Frankfurter was presented the Medal of Freedom by John F. Kennedy in 1963. MARION Denman (1891-1975) and Felix Frankfurter were married from 1919 until his death in 1965. Daisy was FLORENCE JAFFRAY "DAISY" HARRIMAN (1870-1967), wife of J. Borden Harriman from 1889 until his death in 1914. Daisy served as U.S. Minister to Norway from 1937-1940. LORD KNOLLYS, 2nd Viscount Knollys (1895-1966), had served as Governor of Bermuda from 1941-1943. Fine condition.
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