ASSOCIATE JUSTICE LEWIS F. POWELL JR. - INSCRIBED SIGNATURE 1986 - HFSID 29008
Sale Price $144.00
LEWIS F. POWELL, JR
Lewis F. Powell, Jr. inscribes his signature when he was an Associate Justice on a card in blue ink in the year 1986.
Inscribed signature: "For David Dickson/With best wishes/Lewis F. Powell Jr/1986" as Associate Justice, 5x3 card. Signed the year that William H. Rehnquist, who had been sworn in as an Associate Justice with Powell on January 27, 1972, was appointed Chief Justice by President Ronald Reagan. 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. Ink lightly smudged at 1 letter of inscription. Fine condition.
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