ASSOCIATE JUSTICE SHERMAN MINTON - AUTOGRAPH 02/08/1954 - HFSID 318052
SHERMAN MINTON The Supreme Court Justice signs in the year of the historic Brown v. Board of Education decision, and while the critical discussions among the Justices were under way. Signature: "2/8/54/Sherman Minton", 5x1¾.
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The Supreme Court Justice signs in the year of the historic Brown v. Board of Education decision, and while the critical discussions among the Justices were under way.
Signature: "2/8/54/Sherman Minton", 5x1¾. Sherman Minton (1890-1965) was a Democratic Senator from Indiana (1935-1941). Defeated for re-election, he was appointed by President Roosevelt to the US Court of Appeals (1941) and by President Truman (1949) to the Supreme Court, resigning for health reasons in 1956. Minton was an early supporter of what became the desegregation decision of Brown vs. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas (1954). The landmark decision, reversing Plessy v. Ferguson (1896) and declaring segregated schools inherently unequal, was handed down on May 17, 1954. When he signed here, Minton was engaged in intense negotiations to assure that the crucial decision would be unanimous, as it ultimately was. Minton voted to uphold the strict security laws during the Red Scare of the early 1950s, leading authors Gugin & St. Clair to subtitle his biography "New Deal Senator, Cold War Justice." Corners slightly worn. Lightly toned. Pencil notes (unknown hand) on verso. Fine condition.
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