CHIEF JUSTICE WILLIAM H. REHNQUIST - ENVELOPE SIGNED - HFSID 81273
Sale Price $198.00
WILLIAM H. REHNQUIST
Stamped envelope without postmark signed by Rehnquist
Envelope signed "William H Rehnquist". 6½x3½. Addressed with stamp to Jeff Marsh, 7540 South Memorial Parkway, Huntsville, Alabama, 35802 and stamped with "First Class Mail" and "Do Not Bend" on front and verso, no postmark, one 1¢ Thomas Jefferson stamp and two 3¢ orange Liberty Bell stamps affixed. Stamps are not cancelled. Envelope has not been sealed. Rehnquist, in addition to being a Supreme Court Justice, was a stamp collector. 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. Lightly toned, otherwise in fine condition.
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