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CHIEF JUSTICE FRED M. VINSON - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED CHECK 02/17/1923 - HFSID 299243

FRED M. VINSON As a young attorney, Vinson pays $25 for a law book. Check signed: "Fred M. Vinson", 9x3¼. Louisa, Kentucky, 1923 February 17. Check #700, drawn on the account of Fred M. Vinson, Attorney at Law, at the Louisa National Bank, payable to American Law Book Co. for $25.00.

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FRED M. VINSON
As a young attorney, Vinson pays $25 for a law book.
Check signed: "Fred M. Vinson", 9x3¼. Louisa, Kentucky, 1923 February 17. Check #700, drawn on the account of Fred M. Vinson, Attorney at Law, at the Louisa National Bank, payable to American Law Book Co. for $25.00. Filled out in Vinson's hand. Fred M. Vinson (1890-1953), born Frederick Moore Vinson, was U. S. Representative from Kentucky (1925-1929, 1931-1937), U. S. Circuit Court Judge (1937-1943) and Secretary of the Treasury (1945-1946) before being appointed Chief Justice by President Truman in 1946. He served on the court until his death. During his term, the Supreme Court rendered important civil liberty decisions. It ruled that the non-Communist statement required by the Taft-Hartley Act did not violate the Constitution (1950), that a speaker who displays "a clear and present danger" of incitement to riot can be arrested (1951) and that segregation is barred in interstate railway travel (1952). In the 1952 hearings on the Brown v. Board of Education case, Vinson seemed reluctant to overrule the old "separate but equal" doctrine. After Vinson's death, the Court with Earl Warren as Chief Justice issued its landmark desegregation decision by a unanimous vote (1954). Two vertical folds. Lightly worn. Bank processing stamps on front and verso (not affecting signature). Otherwise, fine condition.

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