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ASSOCIATE JUSTICE HAROLD H. BURTON - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 08/17/1945 - HFSID 293486

HAROLD H. BURTON TLS on his US Senate letterhead Typed Letter signed: "Harold H. Burton" as US Senator, 1 page, 8x10½, affixed to 8½x11 page. Washington, D.C., 1945 August 17. On his Senate letterhead to Ralph Errington Ward, Washington, D.C.

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HAROLD H. BURTON
TLS on his US Senate letterhead
Typed Letter signed: "Harold H. Burton" as US Senator, 1 page, 8x10½, affixed to 8½x11 page. Washington, D.C., 1945 August 17. On his Senate letterhead to Ralph Errington Ward, Washington, D.C. In full: "Replying to your letter of July 29, I appreciate your interest in those who are taking an active part in our Government. I believe that anything that brings the people of America closer to their Government and thereby fosters an interest in it is a step in the right direction. 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, 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. From the private collection ofRalph Errington Ward (1926-2009). Ward, a fighter pilot and squadron commander in the China-Burma-India Theater of World War II, went on to become President and CEO of Cheseborough-Ponds, Inc., transforming the cosmetics firm into a major home product conglomerate. Multiple mailing folds. Fine condition.

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