ASSOCIATE JUSTICE WILLIAM O. DOUGLAS - NEWSPAPER ARTICLE SIGNED - HFSID 345924
WILLIAM O. DOUGLAS The retired associate justice pens his name on this photocopied newspaper article Newspaper Article signed: "W Douglas" in black ink, 1p, 5x8.
Sale Price $216.00
WILLIAM O. DOUGLAS The retired associate justice pens his name on this photocopied newspaper article Newspaper Article signed: "W Douglas" in black ink, 1p, 5x8. Photocopy of an article from The Kansas City Star dated Tuesday October 17, 1978. Article was featured in the Highlights & Sidelights section. 1x½, b/w photo of the retired justice at left. 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. Two horizontal folds. Left edge irregularly cut. Gently creased throughout, not affecting signature. Otherwise, fine condition.
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