ASSOCIATE JUSTICE FRANK MURPHY - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 08/19/1941 - HFSID 146671
Sale Price $450.00
Justice Frank Murphy writes to Hollywood producer, Darryl Zanuck
Typed Letter Signed: "Frank Murphy" as Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, 1p, 8x10½. Washington, 1941 August 19.To Hollywood producer Darryl Zanuck after a luncheon in his home.In part: "You are very busy, I know, and for you to be so considerate of me, during the few days respite I had from Washington, is appreciated. Herewith, there is enclosed a copy of the address I am delivering tonight on NAZI REVOLUTION IN THE CATHOLIC CHURCH. I hope you will enjoy reading it...." 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. Lightly creased. File and staple holes at upper margin. Overall, fine condition.
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