CHIEF JUSTICE CHARLES E HUGHES - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 04/30/1910 - HFSID 313730
Sale Price $234.00
CHARLES EVANS HUGHES
The Chief Justice and Governor writes a letter to an associate, thanking him for his congratulations, most likely in relation to his appointment as Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States
Typed letter signed: "Charles E. Hughes", 1 page, 8x10½. Albany, New York. April 30, 1910. In full: "Dear Sir: I thank you for your kind words of congratulation. Very truly yours". 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). Multiple mailing folds. Toned. Surface creases. Notch missing on top right corner. Corners lightly worn. Otherwise, fine condition.
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