ASSOCIATE JUSTICE WILLIAM O. DOUGLAS - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 01/07/1963 - HFSID 327860
Signed letter from the justice on Supreme Court letterhead regarding his spot in a National Geographic feature, saying that they are sending a photographer out to see him on December 6. Framed with a photograph to an overall size of 18x14½
Sale Price $1,530.00
WILLIAM O. DOUGLAS Signed letter from the justice on Supreme Court letterhead regarding his spot in a National Geographic feature, saying that they are sending a photographer out to see him on December 6. Framed with a photograph to an overall size of 18x14½ Typed Letter signed: "W. O. Douglas" in blue ink, 5½x8. Framed with a photograph to an overall size of 18x14½. Not framed in Gallery of History style. Washington, D.C., 1963 January 7. Accompanied by original mailing envelope. On official Supreme Court letterhead. To "Dear Paul". In full: "I have just heard from the National Geographic. They want to send a photographer along to illustrate the Allagash story. His name is James Blair, and he will meet me in Maine on December 6. Will you check with those in control to make sure that this arrangement will be entirely satisfactory?". 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. Normal mailing folds. Slight surface creases. Otherwise, fine condition.
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