ASSOCIATE JUSTICE LEWIS F. POWELL JR. - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 05/24/1972 - HFSID 155386
Sale Price $396.00
LEWIS F. POWELL, JR
Lewis F. Powell, Jr. sends a thank you note for the note along with the story and picture which he will send on to his Father and sister.
Typed Letter Signed: "Lewis" as Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, 1p, 8x10½. Washington, D.C., 1972 May 24. On engraved U.S. Supreme Court letterhead to Mr. Duncan G. Groner, Suffolk, Virginia. In full: "I so much appreciate your note of May 22, enclosing the story and the picture. I am sending these on to Father and my sister. I know they will be fascinated. Best wishes. Sincerely," 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. Lightly creased with folds, not at signature. Fine condition.
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