ASSOCIATE JUSTICE WILLIAM O. DOUGLAS - MANUSCRIPT SIGNED - HFSID 4398
Sale Price $680.00
WILLIAM O. DOUGLAS
The justice signs a typed manuscript of his essay The Society of the Dialogue
Typed Manuscript signed: "W O Douglas" in blue ink on last page, 17p, 8x10½, separate sheets. Douglas' essay The Society of the Dialogue. 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. Lightly creased and soiled, not at signature. Staple holes at upper left corner. Otherwise, fine condition.
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