ASSOCIATE JUSTICE LEWIS F. POWELL JR. - AUTOGRAPH - HFSID 37741
Sale Price $162.00
LEWIS F. POWELL, JR
Lewis F. Powell, Jr. signs his signature to a card on July 18, 1973 in black ink.
Signature: "Lewis F. Powell, Jr/Associate Justice, U.S./Supreme Court", 3½x2¼ card. Dated in Powell's hand at upper margin: "7-18-73". Democrat Lewis F. Powell, Jr. (1907-1998) was appointed Associate Justice by President Nixon. Commissioned on December 9, 1971, he was sworn in on January 7, 1972 and served for 15 years, five months and 19 days before retiring on June 26, 1987. Serving under both Chief Justices Warren Burger and William H. Rehnquist (from 1986), Powell, who had been a moderate before joining the Court, often found himself as the swing vote in a number of important cases. His votes decided the Court's first confrontations with abortion and affirmative action issues. Before joining the Court, the highlight of Powell's legal career was becoming President of the American Bar Association in 1964. Light pencil erasure at upper left corner. Fine condition.
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