ASSOCIATE JUSTICE HAROLD H. BURTON - AUTOGRAPH NOTE ON SUPREME COURT CARD SIGNED 06/01/1952 - HFSID 157407
Sale Price $288.00
HAROLD H. BURTON
Harold H. Burton signs a Supreme Court Card to a collector.
Autograph Note on Supreme Court Card signed: "To Louis Shepard/with best wishes from/Harold H Burton/Associate Justice/June 1, 1952", 4¼x3½. Lightly toned. Fine condition. Included addressed mailing envelope in full: "Mr. Louis Shepard,/119 North Ridgewood Ave./Daytona Beach,/Florida." Jagged at upper edge from being opened. Lightly toned. Fine condition. Harold H. Burton (1888-1964) was Mayor of Cleveland (1931-1932, 1935-1940) and Republican Senator from Ohio (1941-1945). Appointed by President Truman, Burton served as Associate Justice of the Supreme Court from 1945-1958. A liberal on civil rights issues, Burton joined several decisions against racial segregation, including Brown vs. Board of Education (1954). He was more conservative on civil liberties questions, voting to uphold loyalty oaths and to deny First Amendment claims by Communist Party members. Two items.
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