ASSOCIATE JUSTICE WILLIAM O. DOUGLAS - PROGRAM SIGNED CIRCA 1963 - HFSID 177341
Sale Price $234.00
WILLIAM O. DOUGLAS
He signs a program titled "Democracy and Its Challenges - the Teacher, the School, the Child"
Program signed: "WO Douglas" in blue ink, 4 conjoined pages, 8½x5½. Program sponsored by the New Jersey Education Association, "Democracy and Its Challenges - the Teacher, the School, the Child", held at Trenton Central High School, October 5, 1963. Signed on inside cover. 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. Horizontal fold crosses signature. Otherwise, fine condition.
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