ASSOCIATE JUSTICE FRANK MURPHY - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 03/03/1939 - HFSID 79545
Sale Price $337.50
Attorney General , Frank Murphy responds to request for an autographed photograph
Typed Letter signed: "Frank Murphy.", 1p. 7x9¼ folded, 14x9¼ overall. Department of Justice Letterhead. Washington D.C. 1939 March 3. To: Mrs. A. Bleck, Clintonville, Wisconsin. In Full: "Dear Mrs. Bleck: Your letter has been received, and of course it is a pleasure to send you, in accordance with your request, an autographed picture. I trust the one being forwarded to you will be sutiable. Sincerely," FRANK MURPHY (1890-1949), a former Mayor of Detroit (1930-1933), Governor-General of the Philippine Islands (1933-1936) and Governor of Michigan (1937-1938), became FDR's Attorney General on January 2, 1939, serving until January 17, 1940. On January 18, 1940, he was sworn in as Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, serving until his death in 1949. As an Associate Justice, Murphy wrote many of the Court's opinions concerning civil liberties, including that for the 1940 Thornhill v. Alabama case, in which he clarified labor's right to strike, holding that peaceful picketing was a manifestation of freedom of speech. Very lightly toned. Fold creases. Otherwise, fine condition.
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