LOUIS BRANDEIS. Partly Printed DS: "Louis D. Brandeis"
as Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, 1p, 8½x11. On letterhead
of Dunbar, Nutter & McClennen, Boston, Massachusetts, but signed in
Washington, D.C., 1924 October 14. Begins, in part: "I, Louis D.
Brandeis for value received, have bargained, sold, assigned, and transferred,
and by these presents do bargain, sell assign and transfer, unto United
States Trust Co. of New York and John A. Stewart Trustees, under the fifty year
four per cent gold bond first mortgage of the Baltimore & Ohio R.R. Co,
dated July, 1, 1989, $25,000 Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Co., Prior Lien 3½%
due 1925 standing in my name on the books of the said Company and I do
hereby constitute and appoint Remick, Hodges & Co. my true and lawful
attorney, irrevocably, for me and in my name and stead, but to [blank]
use, to sell, assign, transfer and make over, all or any part of the said
bonds and for that purpose to make and execute all necessary acts of assignment
and transfer thereof...." Also signed by a representative of Remick,
Hodges & Co. and by a notary public. Lightly creased. File holes at upper
margin, ink note (unknown hand) upper left corner. Stamped note right margin.
¾-inch paper seal to right of Brandeis' signature. Overall, fine condition.
Accompanied by 3½ percent Gold Bond for the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad
Company, due in 1925. No place, 1904 June 3. Bond #B19 in the amount of
$15,000, issued to Louis D. Brandeis. Signed by the President and Secretary
of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company. Lightly creased with folds.
Cancellation hole at the President's signature, cancellation stamp at the
Secretary's signature. Staple holes at lower left margin. Lightly soiled at
blank margins. Cancellation stamp and pencil note (unknown hand) on verso, which
is signed by the Vice President of The Mercantile Trust Company. Overall,
fine condition. In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson appointed Louis Dembitz
Brandeis (1856-1941) as Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. Brandeis,
the first Jewish Associate Justice, who had established his reputation of
handling cases involving social problems during a year of legal practice in
Boston, had come to specialize in labor-management suits and developed the
Brandeis brief, still used as a legal reference. Brandeis' support of President
Wilson's theory of enforced business competition and his crusade against
monopolies led to the passage of the Federal Trade Commission Act (1914) as well
as Brandeis' appointment. Until his retirement in 1939 at the age of 82,
Brandeis continued to make his mark on the issues of labor, competition,
economics and social reform. Two items.
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