ASSOCIATE JUSTICE WILLIAM O. DOUGLAS - PROGRAM SIGNED CIRCA 1968 - HFSID 327944
Sale Price $252.00
WILLIAM O. DOUGLAS
Signed program for a lecture given by the justice at New York University
Program signed: "W Douglas" in blue ink, 5½x8 folded, 10¾x8 open flat. Program for a Lecture on Politics titled "A New Federalism" at New York University in March of 1968. 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. Faint surface creases. Corners slightly worn. Lightly toned. Otherwise, fine condition.
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