ASSOCIATE JUSTICE WILLIAM O. DOUGLAS - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 266529
WILLIAM O. DOUGLAS Black and white publicity photograph of the Supreme Court member in his judicial robe Photograph signed: "W Douglas" in black felt tip, b/w, 8x10.
Sale Price $405.00
WILLIAM O. DOUGLAS Black and white publicity photograph of the Supreme Court member in his judicial robe Photograph signed: "W Douglas" in black felt tip, 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. Adequate contrast. Defects from original negative have been reproduced in print. Slightly creased at blank margins. Photographer's stamp and pencil note in an unknown hand on verso (no show-through). Otherwise, fine condition.
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