ASSOCIATE JUSTICE WILLIAM O. DOUGLAS - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 03/30/1938 - HFSID 288531
Sale Price $337.50
WILLIAM O. DOUGLAS
He signs this letter as Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission
Typed Letter signed: "William O. Douglas" in black ink, 1p, 8x10½. Washington, D.C., 1938 March 30. On letterhead of the Office of the Chairman, Securities and Exchange Commission to George Albert Inghram, Collingdale, Pennsylvania. In full: "I want to acknowledge your post card of March 23rd asking for my photograph and autograph for your collection. I regret that I do not have any photograph myself which I can send you. The autograph you will find enclosed. [No separate item is included.] Yours faithfully". 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. Rusty paper clip stains. Creases at lower left and upper left margins. Lightly toned. Otherwise, fine condition.
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