ASSOCIATE JUSTICE LEWIS F. POWELL JR. - INSCRIBED SIGNATURE - HFSID 257299
LEWIS F. POWELL, JR Lewis F. Powell, Jr. inscribes his signature to a fan on a card. Inscribed signature: "For Walter Lawson/With best wishes/Lewis F. Powell", 5¼x3½. Flag decal affixed at upper left corner. Democrat Lewis F. Powell, Jr.
Sale Price $144.00
LEWIS F. POWELL, JR
Lewis F. Powell, Jr. inscribes his signature to a fan on a card.
Inscribed signature: "For Walter Lawson/With best wishes/Lewis F. Powell", 5¼x3½. Flag decal affixed at upper left corner. 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 smudged at the "L" of Lewis and at 3 words of writing. Lightly creased. Irregular lower edge. Overall, fine condition.
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