VICE PRESIDENT ALBERT GORE JR. - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH CO-SIGNED BY: ASSOCIATE JUSTICE BYRON R. WHITE - HFSID 295788
Sale Price $450.00
ALBERT GORE, JR. and BYRON WHITE
The Vice President is shown having his oath of office administered by Justice Byron White. White signs at bottom margin and Gore mistakenly signs and inscribes the photograph to the Justice.
Photograph signed: "Byron R White, Assoc Justice" and "To..., with many many/thanks and deep respect, Al Gore" Color 10x8. Accompanied by: Autograph letter Signed: "Paul Cusack" as Special Assistant to the Vice President, 1 page, 6¼x9¼. No place, no date. On letterhead of The White House and written to "Dear Ms. Harmon," In full: "Unfortunately, the Vice President tried to sign this to Justice White which is not what you were looking for, but I can vouch for its Authenticity. I hope you enjoy this addition to your Collection despite the SNAFU", with Paul J. Cusack's White House business card as Special Assistant to the Vice President. Upon the Vice President's request, Justice Byron White administered the oath of office to Al Gore on January 20, 1993. Albert Gore, Jr., the son of former Tennessee Senator Albert Gore, Sr., represented the same state in the US House of Representatives (1977-1985) and Senate (1985-1993). As Bill Clinton's running mate on the Democratic ticket, he was elected Vice-President in 1992 and re-elected in 1996. As his Party's Presidential nominee in 2000, Gore won the popular vote but lost to Republican Gore W. Bush, Jr. in the Electoral College after the US Supreme Court, by a 5-4 decision, halted further recounts in the swing state of Florida. Although urged by many to seek the Presidency again, Gore declined to do so, focusing his attention on his priority issue: global climate change. Gore was awarded a Nobel Peace Prize in 2007. His documentary film, An Inconvenient Truth, won an Oscar. Our Choice, which distills recent scientific discoveries about the climate crisis, presents the problem as more urgent than ever, but also as solvable. Byron R. White (1917-2002), was the first appointment to the Supreme Court by President Kennedy and served from 1962 until his retirement in 1993. White played professional football for the then Pittsburgh Pirates (now the Steelers) to earn money for law school, and was a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford until World War II broke out. He returned to the U.S. and enrolled in Yale Law School in 1940 and also played two seasons with the Detroit Lions. At the time of his appointment, he was the youngest member (at age 44) to serve on the Court. Difficult to categorize and suspicious of ideology, White dissented in such landmark cases as Miranda (source of the "Miranda warning", 1966) and Roe v. Wade (1973). Fine condition.
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