CHIEF JUSTICE EARL WARREN - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 04/10/1961 - HFSID 154932
Sale Price $360.00
Earl Warren sends a typed letter as Chief Justice saying that he is not sure if he will be able to attend a dinner invitation.
Typed Letter Signed: "Earl Warren" as Chief Justice, 1p, 8x10½. Washington, D.C., 1961 April 10. On letterhead of the Supreme Court of the United States, Chambers of the Chief Justice to Mr. R.R. Campbell, Campbell's Book Store, Los Angeles, California. In full: "I have your letter of March 31st, and am glad to know that you and Mrs. Campbell are planning to be in Washington. I hope that sometime during the time of the convention I will be able to visit your Exhibit. However, that is an extremely busy time at the Court because we will be approaching the end of our Term, and I am not sure whether I will be able to spare the time from my official duties. I also appreciate your invitation to dinner, but I think that at that particular time it is essential for me to keep my evenings free for work." Earl Warren (1891-1974) served as Attorney General of California (1938-1942), and then as Governor (1942-1953). He was the Republican nominee for Vice President in 1948, running with Thomas E. Dewey in the close contest won by Harry Truman. Nominated by Eisenhower and confirmed as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court in 1954, Warren was immediately faced with the historic cases of Brown vs. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas. He worked to achieve unanimous decisions in favor of school desegregation "with all deliberate speed." The Warren Court was controversial for decisions which defined broadly the range of constitutionally protected civil rights and civil liberties. Warren retired in 1968, seven years after he signed this letter. Lightly creased with folds, not at signature. Slightly soiled at upper margin. Fine condition.
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