CHIEF JUSTICE MORRISON R. WAITE - AUTOGRAPH SENTIMENT SIGNED - HFSID 56771
Sale Price $144.00
MORRISON R. WAITE
Morrison R. Waite signs a blue piece of paper.
Autograph Sentiment Signed: "Truly Yrs/M.R. Waite", 3¾x1¼ blue paper. Morrison Remick Waite (1816-1888), an Ohio legislator (state House of Representatives, 1850) and founder of the Republican Party, gained prominence as a U.S. representative on the Geneva Arbitration Panel, resolving claims against Britain arising from the Civil War. Appointed Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court by President Ulysses S. Grant in 1873, he served until his death. Waite, who generally supported broad regulatory powers of state governments and strict interpretation of the Reconstruction Era civil rights legislation, wrote the decision upholding criminalization of polygamy in Utah. Light horizontal fold at upper words of writing. Pinhead-size stain touches the ascender of the "M". Slightly shaded at blank right edge. Fine condition.
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