ASSOCIATE JUSTICE HAROLD H. BURTON - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 03/16/1942 - HFSID 23986
Sale Price $252.00
HAROLD H. BURTON
Harold H. Burton sends a typed letter of regret that he was not able to get the autograph of the President for a collector.
Typed Letter Signed: "Harold H. Burton" as United States Senator, 1p, 8x10½. (Washington, D.C.), 1942 March 16. On his Senate letterhead to Mr. Russell E. Silvius, Bryan, Ohio. In full: "Replying to your letter of March 9th I am glad to hear that you are getting along so well with your autograph collection. At my request, my secretary, Earl E. Hart, inquired of the Secretary of the President, whether or not they were in a position to supply autographs of the President to those who were seeking them in these days. A rule has been adopted that during the war there will be no autographs given out or time devoted to such matters. Therefore, I regret that I am not in a position to help you in that matter. With personal and 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. Fold creases not near signature. Fine condition.
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