ASSOCIATE JUSTICE HAROLD H. BURTON - FIRST DAY COVER SIGNED - HFSID 31284
Sale Price $144.00
HAROLD H. BURTON
Harold H. Burton signs a philatelic envelope honoring the National Capital Sesquicentennial.
Philatelic Envelope signed: "Harold H. Burton/Associate Justice/Supreme Court of the United States", 6½x3½. First Day Cover honoring the National Capital Sesquicentennial, 3-cent stamp picturing the U.S. Supreme Court building affixed, postmarked Washington, D.C., August 2, 1950, FIRST DAY OF ISSUE. Harold H. Burton (1888-1964) was Mayor of Cleveland (1931-1932, 1935-1940) and Republican Senator from Ohio (1941-1945). Appointed by President Harry Truman, Burton served as Associate Justice of the Supreme Court from 1945 to 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. Fine condition.
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