ASSOCIATE JUSTICE WILLIAM O. DOUGLAS - INSCRIBED SUPREME COURT CARD SIGNED 12/16/1947 - HFSID 36550
Sale Price $360.00
WILLIAM O. DOUGLAS
The justice signs this Supreme Court Card in black ink
Inscribed Supreme Court Card signed: "For L. J. Sylvor/ of New York/ Wm O Douglas/ Dec. 16, 1947" in black felt tip, 6x4. 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. Fine condition.
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