ASSOCIATE JUSTICE WILLIAM O. DOUGLAS - TYPED LETTER SIGNED - HFSID 31203
Sale Price $450.00
WILLIAM O. DOUGLASSigned typed letter thanking the recipient for sending a set of the Japan Science Review and for visiting him Typed Letter signed: "Wm O Douglas" in black ink, 1p, 5¾x9. No place, 1953 December 15. On Supreme Court letterhead to Ben Bruce Blackeney, Esq, Tokyo, Japan. In full: "I have your letter of December 7th and appreciate very much your sending me a set of the Japan Science Review containing works of representative Japanese legal scholarship. I look forward with interest to its arrival./ It was good to have a visit with you and I trust you will drop in to see me when you are again in Washington, D. C./ With warm regards and best wishes for the Holiday Season, I am/ 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. Horizontal fold runs the length of his signature. Otherwise, fine condition.
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