CHIEF JUSTICE FRED M. VINSON - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED CHECK 09/28/1949 - HFSID 327880
Sale Price $315.00
FRED M. VINSON
Check signed by Vinson during his time as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, payable for $6.18 in cash
Check signed: "Fred M. Vinson", in blue ink, 8¼x3. September 28, 1949. Check no. 194-49 drawn on the account of Fred M. Vinson at the First National Bank, Louisa, Kentucky. Payable for cash for the amount of $6.18. Not endorsed on verso. Fred M. Vinson (1890-1953), a former U. S. Representative from Kentucky (1925-1929, 1931-1937), U.S. Circuit Court Judge (1937-1943) and Secretary of the Treasury (1945-1946), was appointed Chief Justice by President Truman in 1946, serving until his death in 1953. 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). Cancellation holes. Ink stamps. Corners lightly worn and creased. Otherwise, fine condition.
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