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ASSOCIATE JUSTICE HAROLD H. BURTON - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 02/21/1955 - HFSID 298267

HAROLD H. BURTON Short letter on US Supreme Court stationery Typed Letter signed: "Harold H. Burton" as Associate Justice, 1 page, 5½x9. Washington, D.C., 1955 February 21. On Supreme Court letterhead to Stephen W.

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HAROLD H. BURTON
Short letter on US Supreme Court stationery
Typed Letter signed: "Harold H. Burton" as Associate Justice, 1 page, 5½x9. Washington, D.C., 1955 February 21. On Supreme Court letterhead to Stephen W. Bumball, Irvington, New Jersey, in full: "Replying to your letter of February 15, I appreciate your interest in our court and am glad to return to you, duly autographed, the photograph which you sent to me with your letter. [Item not included.] With cordial regards, 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. Fine condition.

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