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ASSOCIATE JUSTICE HAROLD H. BURTON - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 04/10/1956 - HFSID 100319

HAROLD H. BURTON Harold H. Burton sends a typed letter of regret that he will have to decline an invitation to join a committee. Typed Letter Signed: "Harold H. Burton" as Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, 1p, 5¾x9. Washington, D.C., 1956 April 10. To Honorable Theodore R.

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HAROLD H. BURTON
Harold H. Burton sends a typed letter of regret that he will have to decline an invitation to join a committee.
Typed Letter Signed: "Harold H. Burton" as Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, 1p, 5¾x9. Washington, D.C., 1956 April 10. To Honorable Theodore R. McKeldin, The Governor of Maryland, Annapolis, Maryland. In full: "This will acknowledge receipt of your cordial letter of April 5, addressed to Mrs. Burton and me at the Dodge Hotel in Washington, inviting us to become members of the Honorary Committee in conjunction with the Ambassador's Ball to be given in Washington on May 26 in honor of His Excellency The Ambassador of Israel and Mrs. Eban. I appreciate your thinking of us in this connection but feel that, in accordance with the policy I have adopted in these matters for several years, I must decline the initiation. With personal regards, Yours sincerely," Fold creases not near signature. Fine condition. Included original typed mailing envelope. Jagged at upper edge Lightly soiled. 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 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. Two items.

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