CHIEF JUSTICE WILLIAM H. REHNQUIST - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 281155
Sale Price $510.00
WILLIAM H. REHNQUIST
B/w signed 6x9 photograph, shown from the shoulders up
Photograph signed: "William H. Rehnquist". B/w, 6x9 overall, image 4x5½ (one surface). Paperstock. Rehnquist (1924-2005) was appointed Associate Justice by President Nixon on January 7, 1972. He joined with his colleagues in their unanimous ruling on July 24, 1974, upholding the Special Prosecutor's subpoena for President Nixon's tapes for Watergate trial; Nixon resigned 16 days later. President Reagan appointed Rehnquist Chief Justice on September 26, 1986; he served until his death in 2005. As Chief Justice, he presided at President Clinton's impeachment trial in 1999. On December 12, 2000, his court ruled 5-4 that the manual recount of presidential votes in Florida was unconstitutional, resulting in Vice President Al Gore's concession and Texas Governor George W. Bush's victory. He was contemplating retirement due to ill health when he unexpectedly died in 2005. Ink note (unknown hand) on verso (no show-through). Fine condition.
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