ASSOCIATE JUSTICE JAMES C. MCREYNOLDS - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 10/20/1913 - HFSID 291659
JAMES C. McREYNOLDS As Attorney General, the future Supreme Court Justice expresses disinterest in buying a farm near his cousin. Typed Letter signed: "J. C. McReynolds" as Attorney General, 1 page, 6x8¼. Washington, D.C., 1913 October 20. On official letterhead to George P.
Sale Price $306.00
JAMES C. McREYNOLDS
As Attorney General, the future Supreme Court Justice expresses disinterest in buying a farm near his cousin.
Typed Letter signed: "J. C. McReynolds" as Attorney General, 1 page, 6x8¼. Washington, D.C., 1913 October 20. On official letterhead to George P. Street ["My Dear Cousin George"], Elkton, Kentucky. In full: "Thank you very much for your letter of the 17th, in reference to the farm on the Clarksville road. Somehow, that locality don't [sic] appeal much to me. If I should buy a farm you, of course, know it would be largely a matter of sentiment. I am glad to know that all goes well with you. Sincerely yours". McReynolds (1862-1946) was Attorney General under President Woodrow Wilson (1913-1914), who appointed him Associate Justice of the Supreme Court (1914-1941). McReynolds was a staunch opponent of President Franklin Roosevelt's "New Deal," often joining with Justices Sutherland, Van DeVanter and Butler to oppose measures like the Tennessee Valley Authority, the National Industrial Recovery Act and Social Security. McReynolds was a blatant anti-Semite, refusing even to converse with Jewish Justices. Chief Justice Taft called him "fuller of prejudice than any man I have ever known." Lightly toned and creased. Mailing fold through center. Otherwise, fine condition.
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