ASSOCIATE JUSTICE LEWIS F. POWELL JR. - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 09/23/1974 - HFSID 41429
LEWIS F. POWELL, JR Lewis F. Powell, Jr. sends a thank you note for the birthday wishes that were given to him. Typed Letter Signed: "Lewis Powell" as Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, 1p, 8x10½. Washington, D.C., 1974 September 23. On engraved U.S.
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LEWIS F. POWELL, JR
Lewis F. Powell, Jr. sends a thank you note for the birthday wishes that were given to him.
Typed Letter Signed: "Lewis Powell" as Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, 1p, 8x10½. Washington, D.C., 1974 September 23. On engraved U.S. Supreme Court letterhead to Mr. Robert F. Allen, Jr., Lewiston, Maine. In full: "I write to thank you for your thoughtful note on my birthday. With appreciation and best wishes." Powell, who had been 64 years of age when he became an Associate Justice, had celebrated his 67th birthday on September 19, 1974. 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. 3 file nicks at blank right margin. Fine condition.
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