PRESIDENT WILLIAM H. TAFT - COLLECTION WITH CHIEF JUSTICE CHARLES E HUGHES, CHIEF JUSTICE HARLAN F. STONE - HFSID 90639
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SUPREME COURT CHIEF JUSTICES 1921-1946: WILLIAM HOWARD TAFT, CHARLES EVANS HUGHES & HARLAN FISKE STONE.
Comprises: (1) Photograph inscribed and signed: "To Augustus L. Richards, Esq.,/With cordial regards./Charles E. Hughes/March 16, 1921", b/w, 6x8¾ matted to 9½x13. Fine condition. (2) Photograph inscribed and signed: "To Samuel R. Feller Esq/With Good Wishes/Harlan F. Stone/June 20-1936", b/w, 6x8½ matted to 9½x13. Fine condition. (3) Photograph inscribed and signed: "For Mr. Jos Cook with best wishes/Sincerely/Wm H Taft/May 14th 1929", b/w, 6x9 matted to 9½x13. Fine condition. All photos by Harris & Ewing, Washington, D.C. Eight years after WILLIAM HOWARD TAFT (1857-1930) completed his term as President of the United States (1909-1913), he was appointed the 10th Chief Justice of the Supreme Court (1921-1930) by President Warren G. Harding (1865-1923). Taft considered his appointment to the Supreme Court as the pinnacle of his career. While Chief Justice, he supported the Judiciary Act of 1925 which gave the overburdened Court greater ability to determine the number and type of cases it would hear. Taft was also instrumental in obtaining congressional funds for a new Supreme Court building. After serving as Governor of New York (1907-1910) and United States Secretary of State (1921-1925), CHARLES EVANS HUGHES (1862-1948) was appointed the 11th Chief Justice of the Supreme Court (1930-1941) by President Herbert C. Hoover (1874-1964) to succeed Taft. In this position, Hughes helped the Court make difficult decisions regarding the constitutionality of Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal legislation, and he took a strong stand which prevented the President from "packing the Court." He promoted free speech, equal protection under the law and civil liberties. Hughes had been appointed by President William H. Taft to serve as an Associate Justice on the Supreme Court in 1910 but had resigned in 1916 to run for the presidency. HARLAN FISKE STONE (1872-1946) had decreased corruption in the Justice Department while serving as United States Attorney General (1924-1925). As an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court (1925-1941), he served under both William H. Taft and Charles Evans Hughes. Appointed the 12th Chief Justice of the Supreme Court (1941-1946) by President Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882-1945) to succeed Hughes, Stone's greatest contribution was his belief in judicial self-restraint. He believed judicial review should not be affected by the personal views of the justices. Stone advocated freedom of expression and opposed loyalty oaths. Framed in Gallery of History style: 38½x28.
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