ASSOCIATE JUSTICE HAROLD H. BURTON - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 02/03/1947 - HFSID 154811
Sale Price $378.00
HAROLD H. BURTON
Harold H. Burton sends a typed letter to a collector sending an autograph card.
Typed Letter Signed: "Harold H. Burton" as Associate Justice, 1p, 8x10½. Supreme Court, Washington, D.C., 1947 February 3. To Robert E. Nixon, Newfields, New Hampshire. In full: "Replying to your letter of February 1, I welcome your interest in those who serve in public office. Anything that brings the people of America into closer personal contact with their governmental representatives contributes to the success of our republic which derives not only its 'just powers' but its spirit from the governed. Accordingly, I take pleasure in enclosing an autographed card [not present] as you requested. Yours sincerely,"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. He was more conservative on civil liberties questions, voting to uphold loyalty oaths and to deny First Amendment claims by Communist Party members. Lightly creased. Folds, vertical fold touches middle "H". Paper clip impressions at blank right margin. Slightly soiled..
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