ASSOCIATE JUSTICE HAROLD H. BURTON - SUPREME COURT CARD SIGNED 10/03/1953 - HFSID 39386
Sale Price $198.00
HAROLD H. BURTON
Harold H. Burton signs a Supreme Court Card.
Supreme Court Card signed: "Harold H Burton/Associate Justice/October 3, 1953", 4¼x3½. Fine condition. Included addressed mailing envelope in full: "Ernest F. Manfred/230 W. 82nd St./New York 24,/N.Y." Jagged at upper edge form being opened. 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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