CHIEF JUSTICE CHARLES E HUGHES - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 01/07/1948 - HFSID 1396
CHARLES EVANS HUGHES Charles E. Hughes signs a typed letter of thanks for the cards. Typed Letter signed: "Charles E. Hughes" as Justice, 1p, 5¾x7¾. On official court letterhead to L. J. Sylvor, New York, New York.
Sale Price $270.00
CHARLES EVANS HUGHES
Charles E. Hughes signs a typed letter of thanks for the cards.
Typed Letter signed: "Charles E. Hughes" as Justice, 1p, 5¾x7¾. On official court letterhead to L. J. Sylvor, New York, New York. In full: "I have received your letter of January 2d with the enclosed cards and I cordially appreciate your kindness in preparing them. With best wishes for the New Year, I am, Sincerely yours". Charles Evans Hughes (1862-1948) 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). The Hughes court approved many exercises of federal power, but struck down a number of Franklin Delano Roosevelt's New Deal programs. Hughes served until he retired in 1941. Fold crease not near signature. Fine condition.
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