CHIEF JUSTICE CHARLES E HUGHES - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 02/06/1942 - HFSID 52189
Sale Price $360.00
CHARLES EVANS HUGHES
Charles E. Hughes sends an autograph letter of regret that he will not be able to accept the invitation.
Autograph Letter Signed: "Charles E. Hughes", 1p, 8½x11. On letterhead of Conquistador Hotel. Tucson, Arizona, 1942 February 6.To Frank M. Porl, Phoenix. In full: "I have received your letter of yesterday, and while I appreciate your cordial insistence and your willingness to accept me as a silent guest, I feel that I must forego this opportunity. I long since ceased attending public activities. I do not attend them even in Washington. There is always a certain amount of fatigue inseparable from such occasions however otherwise enjoyable. I wish to be spared that." Charles E. Hughes was Governor of New York (1907-1910) when President Taft appointed him Associate Justice. In 1916, Hughes resigned from the Supreme Court having received the Republican nomination for President; he lost to Wilson. President Harding appointed him Secretary of State in 1921, and he remained in that office when Coolidge became President in 1923, staying until 1925. When Chief Justice Taft retired in 1930 because of ill health, President Hoover appointed Hughes as Chief Justice, only the second man reappointed to the Supreme Court (the first was John Rutledge). Lightly creased. Otherwise, fine condition.
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