ASSOCIATE JUSTICE LEWIS F. POWELL JR. - FIRST DAY COVER SIGNED - HFSID 165473
Sale Price $162.00
LEWIS F. POWELL, JR
Lewis F. Powell, Jr. signs a First Day Cover honoring the 200th anniversary birth of American Independence.
First Day Cover signed: "Lewis F. Powell Jr", 6½x3¾. FDC honoring the 200th anniversary birth of American Independence, eight 13-cent July 4, 1776 stamps affixed, postmarked Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, July 4, 1976, FIRST DAY OF ISSUE. 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. Fine condition.
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