CHIEF JUSTICE FRED M. VINSON - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 02/07/1953 - HFSID 218198
FREDERICK M. VINSON Frederick M. Vinson sends a typed letter of thanks to school children. Typed Letter Signed: "Fred M. Vinson" as Chief Justice, 1p, 8x10½. Washington, D.C., 1953 February 17.
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FREDERICK M. VINSON
Frederick M. Vinson sends a typed letter of thanks to school children.
Typed Letter Signed: "Fred M. Vinson" as Chief Justice, 1p, 8x10½. Washington, D.C., 1953 February 17. On letterhead of the Supreme Court of the United States to Miss Dorothy Busby, History Department, Henderson High School, Henderson, Texas. In full: "I am in receipt of your letter of the 10th, and it gave me genuine pleasure to know that your American history students viewed my work as they do. I am enclosing a thank you note to them." [Thank you note not present.] 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). Slightly creased. Mounting remnant on verso shows through at upper left blank corner, staple holes at upper right corner. Fine condition.
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