ASSOCIATE JUSTICE SHERMAN MINTON - FIRST DAY COVER SIGNED CO-SIGNED BY: CHARLES A. HALLECK, HOMER E. CAPEHART - HFSID 305012
ASSOCIATE JUSTICE SHERMAN MINTON, HOMER E. CAPEHART & CHARLES A. HALLECK Three U.S. Senators from Indiana sign a First Day Cover honoring the 150th Anniversary of Indiana Territory. First Day Cover signed: "Sherman Minton/1935-1941", "Homer E.
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ASSOCIATE JUSTICE SHERMAN MINTON, HOMER E. CAPEHART & CHARLES A. HALLECK Three U.S. Senators from Indiana sign a First Day Cover honoring the 150th Anniversary of Indiana Territory. First Day Cover signed: "Sherman Minton/1935-1941", "Homer E. Capehart" and "Charles A Halleck", 6½x3¾. First Day Cover honoring the 150th Anniversary of Indiana Territory, postmarked Vincennes, Indiana, July 4, 1950, 3-cent U.S. stamp affixed, FIRST DAY OF ISSUE. Justice Sherman Minton (1890-1965) was a Democratic Senator from Indiana (1935-1941). Defeated for re-election, he was appointed by President Roosevelt to the U.S. 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 (1954). He 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." Homer Earl Capehart (1897-1947), a veteran of WWI, is known as "the father of the jukebox industry" for developing the Simplex mechanism for automatically changing records (his company, Packard, was eventually bought by Wurlitzer). By the end of World War II, there were over 2 million jukeboxes in service in the US. In 1938. Capehart hosted a "Cornfield Conference" on his farm, a meeting which helped revitalize the Republican Party in the Midwest. Elected to the US Senate from Indiana in 1945, he served three full terms, narrowly losing a fourth bid in 1962. He sponsored funding of housing for military families and advocated clean air legislation. He was among the first to warn of the danger of the relationship between Cuba and the U.S.S.R., years before the Bay of Pigs and Cuban Missile Crisis. Charles A. Halleck (1900-1986) represented Indiana in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1935 to 1969. He served alternately as Majority and Minority Leader from 1946 until 1964. With his Senate counterpart, Republican Everett Dirksen of Illinois, he held frequent joint press conferences, dubbed by the press as the “Ev and Charlie show." In 1964, he lost a bid to remain Minority Leader, defeated by future President Gerald R. Ford. Despite this loss, Halleck and Dirksen are considered the two leaders of the Republican Party throughout the 1960s, with one in the House and one in the Senate. Slightly creased. Pencil notes (unknown hand) on verso (no show through). Otherwise, fine condition.
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