CHIEF JUSTICE FRED M. VINSON - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED CHECK 12/27/1923 CO-SIGNED BY: ROBERTA D. VINSON - HFSID 327882
Sale Price $315.00
FRED M. VINSON and ROBERTA D. VINSON
Rare check from Vinson dated 1923 as an Attorney at Law, payable to his wife Roberta for $50.00 with her endorsement on the verso. Written during their first year of marriage!
Check signed: "Fred M. Vinson", and endorsed: "Roberta D. Vinson" on verso, 9x3. December 27, 1923. Check no. 857 drawn on the account of Fred M. Vinson at the Louisa National Bank, Louisa, Kentucky. Payable to wife Roberta D. Vinson for $50.00. 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). Born Julia Roberta Dixon, Roberta D. Vinson (1898-1983) married Fred M. Vinson on January 24, 1923. They had two children, Frederick Jr. and James Vinson. Corners lightly worn and creased. Slightly soiled. Light surface creases. Ink stamps. Cancellation holes in center. Multiple folds. Fred's signature slightly smeared by water damage, but clearly legible. Stray ink marks across. Otherwise, fine condition.
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