ASSOCIATE JUSTICE LEWIS F. POWELL JR. - FIRST DAY COVER SIGNED - HFSID 225676
LEWIS F. POWELL, JR Lewis F. Powell, Jr. signs a first day cover honoring Revolutionary War patriot Charles Thomson. First Day Cover signed: "Lewis F. Powell", 5½x3¼ postal card.
Sale Price $162.00
LEWIS F. POWELL, JR
Lewis F. Powell, Jr. signs a first day cover honoring Revolutionary War patriot Charles Thomson.
First Day Cover signed: "Lewis F. Powell", 5½x3¼ postal card. FDC honoring Revolutionary War patriot Charles Thomson, 7-cent imprinted postage, postmarked Bryn Mawr, PA, September 14, 1975, 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. Slightly worn at upper and lower left blank corners. Fine condition.
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