Clark, Tom C.

Nicely Inscribed 1945 Photo as Attorney General

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(1899-1977) Texas lawyer, joined Justice Department 1937 as civilian coordinator for forced relocation of Japanese-Americans during opening months of WW II. Later headed antitrust and criminal divisions at Justice. US Attorney General 1945-49 (Truman), Associate Justice 1949-67. Clark was a conservative who proved a key vote in some Warren Court cases expanding scope of individual rights. He wrote majority opinion in landmark cases Mapp v. Ohio, applying 4th Amendment "exclusionary rule" to the states, and Abington School District v. Schempp, invalidating daily Bible readings in public schools. Truman later came to regret his choice, saying years later that "Tom Clark was my biggest mistake." Truman's attitude stemmed from Clark's vote to strike down as unconstitutional Truman's seizure of the nation's steel mills to avert a strike in Youngstown Sheet & Tube Co. v. Sawyer (1952) after advising Truman as Attorney General that he had legal authority to do so. 9 x 6 ˝ ISP while Attorney General, (Washington), August 10 1945 (Signed 4 days before V-J Day), inscribed to a New Jersey physical education teacher “...whose work is most important in the development of fine citizenship, with best wishes”, signed with date, all in his trademark green ink.

Condition: Very good. minor edge curling at right, trivial crease bottom right
Type:Photograph






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