ASSOCIATE JUSTICE WILLIAM O. DOUGLAS - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 08/17 - HFSID 322758
Letter from the justice on Supreme Court letterhead to a friend, saying how unfortunate it is that he and his new bride could not pay him a visit: "I had an old Indian squaw lined up for you"
Sale Price $427.50
WILLIAM O. DOUGLAS Letter from the justice on Supreme Court letterhead to a friend, saying how unfortunate it is that he and his new bride could not pay him a visit: "I had an old Indian squaw lined up for you" Autograph Letter signed: "Bill" in blue ink, 1p (front and verso), 5¾x9. No place, no year, August 17. On official Supreme Court letterhead. Accompanied by original mailing envelope. To "Dear Paul". In part: "I had just told Cathy that you & your bride would be here any day when your letter came. We are sorry you could not take the return time to come by for a visit. I had an old Indian squaw lined up for you". William Orville Douglas (1898-1980) served as chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission from 1937 to 1939, during which time President Franklin D. Roosevelt appointed him Associate Justice of the Supreme Court to succeed Louis D. Brandeis. Justice Douglas's service on the Court totaled 36 years and seven months, longer than any other justice up until that point. He retired in November 1975 and died five years later at the age of 81. He was strongly libertarian in his opinions, distrustful of establishments of all types, and considered himself a voice for the voiceless and powerless. His book, An Almanac of Liberty, was published in 1954. Normal mailing folds. Light surface creases. Corners slightly worn. Otherwise, fine condition.
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