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ASSOCIATE JUSTICE WILLIAM O. DOUGLAS - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 04/08/1964 - HFSID 292137

The associate justice of the Supreme Court responds to a man in New York telling him that it is not necessary to individually obtain all of the Justices signatures on a photograph, and that his staff will take care of it

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WILLIAM O. DOUGLAS The associate justice of the Supreme Court responds to a man in New York telling him that it is not necessary to individually obtain all of the Justices signatures on a photograph, and that his staff will take care of it Typed Letter signed: "W Douglas" as Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, 1p, 5¾x9. Washington, D.C., 1964 April 8. On letterhead of the Supreme Court of the United States, Chambers of Justice William O. Douglas, addressed to John Hall, Esq. New York City. In full: "I have your letter of April 7. If you will send down your photograph of the Court, we will see that it is signed by all of the Justices. It will not be necessary for you to have to ask each one individually - my staff will take care of that for you./ 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. Gently creased. Slightly soiled. Otherwise, fine condition.

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