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ASSOCIATE JUSTICE FELIX FRANKFURTER - TYPED LETTER SIGNED - HFSID 285200

FELIX FRANKFURTER Signed typed letter (1940) thanking professor/activist J. Raymond Walsh for a statement from Hobart College signed by its President, the colorful William Eddy Typed Letter signed: "Felix Frankfurter", 1 page, 5¾x9. Washington, D.C., 1940 June 11.

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FELIX FRANKFURTER
Signed typed letter (1940) thanking professor/activist J. Raymond Walsh for a statement from Hobart College signed by its President, the colorful William Eddy
Typed Letter signed: "Felix Frankfurter", 1 page, 5¾x9. Washington, D.C., 1940 June 11. On his US Supreme Court letterhead to Professor J. Raymond Walsh. In full: "You are very kind to send me the copies of the Hobart statement which bears re-reading very well indeed. [Item not included.] Of course any such collective statement is bound to be expressive of the collective judgement. But I do believe that President Eddy's effort is a notable document." Felix Frankfurter (1882-1965), who would serve as an Associate Justice on the U.S. Supreme Court from 1939-1962, was a member of the Harvard Law School faculty from 1914-1939. His liberal reputation was derived from his many involvements: Frankfurter helped found the American Civil Liberties Union in 1920, and he actively supported the Zionist movement and labor unions. Frankfurter also served as advisor to President Woodrow Wilson at the Paris Peace Conference (1919) and advised Franklin D. Roosevelt during both his governorship and presidency. FDR appointed Frankfurter to the Supreme Court in 1939. Despite his past association with liberal causes, Frankfurter's strong belief in judicial restraint often place him at odds with activist members of the Warren Court. Discovering the content of the "Hobart statement" referenced here should prove an interesting project. J. Raymond Walsh an academic economist denied tenure by Harvard in 1937 taught at Hobart College (1938-1940) and subsequently at Williams. He left academia to become a publicist for the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO), and was an influential radio commentator in the late 1940s, known for his advocacy of left-wing causes. William A. Eddy (1896-1962) was an even more interesting character, a decorated US Marine in World War I, he taught literature and was President of Hobart College (1936-1942). Returning to uniform, he became a key intelligence operative in World War II, active in the OSS and in the formation of the CIA. As Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, he was interpreter at the face to face meeting between President Roosevelt and King Saud (1945). A recent biographer called him "America's Lawrence of Arabia." Two horizontal fold creases. Lightly toned. Bottom left corner creased. Otherwise fine condition.

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