ASSOCIATE JUSTICE WILLIAM O. DOUGLAS - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 10/06/1975 - HFSID 48497
Sale Price $337.50
WILLIAM O. DOUGLAS
The justice sends a typed letter thanking the recipient for sending good birthday wishes
Typed Letter signed: "W O Douglas" in black ink as Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, 1p, 5¾x9. No place, 1971 October 6. To John B. Buchanan, Agincourt, Ontario, Canada. In full: "Thank you for your letter and for the expression of your good wishes on the occasion of my birthday./ I am enclosing [not present] the photograph which you requested./ It was kind of you to write to me./ Yours faithfully". Douglas celebrated his 73rd birthday on October 16, 1971. Photograph not included. 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. Paper clip indentation at upper margin. Otherwise, fine condition.
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