ASSOCIATE JUSTICE WILLIAM O. DOUGLAS - INSCRIBED SUPREME COURT CARD SIGNED 10/19/1939 - HFSID 5626
Sale Price $595.00
WILLIAM O. DOUGLAS
Inscribed Supreme Court card, framed in the Gallery of History style with a photo of the robed justice to an overall size of 20x16
Inscribed Supreme Court Card signed: "For Polly Eaves/ Oct. 19, 1939/ Wm. O. Douglas" in black ink, 4¼x3¼. 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. Card toned at edges. Otherwise, fine condition. Framed in the Gallery of History style: 20¼x15¾.
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