CHIEF JUSTICE FRED M. VINSON - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 01/23/1953 - HFSID 154230
FRED M. VINSON Fred M. Vinson sends a typed letter continuing a subscription to Vermont Life. Typed Letter Signed: "Fred M. Vinson" as Chief Justice, 1p, 5¾x9. On letterhead of U. S. Supreme Court. Washington, D. C., 1953 January 23. To Mr.
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FRED M. VINSON
Fred M. Vinson sends a typed letter continuing a subscription to Vermont Life.
Typed Letter Signed: "Fred M. Vinson" as Chief Justice, 1p, 5¾x9. On letterhead of U. S. Supreme Court. Washington, D. C., 1953 January 23. To Mr. George Adams Ellis, Chairman, Vermont Development Trust, Bennington, Vermont. In full: "Mrs. Vinson and I enjoy VERMONT LIFE very much, and we would be happy to continue receiving it. Thanks very much for sending us a copy. With kind regards, Sincerely," Frederick M. Vinson, 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). Fold creases not near signature. Lightly creased at bottom margin. Otherwise, fine condition.
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