ASSOCIATE JUSTICE WILLIAM O. DOUGLAS - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 327949
WILLIAM O. DOUGLAS Black and white photograph of the robed justice, signed to a supporter Inscribed Photograph signed: "For Paul M. Free/ with all my wishes/ W Douglas" in black ink, b/w, 8x10.
Sale Price $510.00
WILLIAM O. DOUGLAS Black and white photograph of the robed justice, signed to a supporter Inscribed Photograph signed: "For Paul M. Free/ with all my wishes/ W Douglas" in black ink, b/w, 8x10. 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. Light surface creases. Corners slightly worn and creased. Bottom left corner torn. Slightly soiled, with small stains along top left margin. Otherwise, fine condition.
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