Rehnquist, William H.

Signed 1978 Holmes stamp First Day Cover

Price: $75.00

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(1924-2005) Associate Justice of the Supreme Court 1972-86, Chief Justice 1986-2005. Considered a conservative, strict constructionist, favored federalism under which states meaningfully exercised governmental power. Asst. Attorney General 1969-71, chief lawyer to Attorney General John Mitchell. Associate Justice 1972-1986, most conservative of all Nixon appointees. Voted against expansion of school desegregation plans and establishment of legalized abortions, favored state-sanctioned prayer in public schools, capital punishment and states' rights. President Reagan nominated him to succeed Chief Justice on his 1986 retirement. In 1999, Rehnquist became the 2nd Chief Justice (after S. P. Chase) to preside over a presidential impeachment trial, during proceedings against President Clinton. He wrote a concurring opinion in Bush v. Gore, which effectively ended the 2000 presidential election controversy in Florida. Administered Oath of Office to Presidents George H.W. Bush (once), Bill Clinton (twice) and George W. Bush (twice), wrote several books. Signed US 1978 15c Oliver Wendell Holmes-Prominent Americans Series coil stamp cacheted 3 x 6 FDC, postmarked "First Day of Issue", Boston, June 14 1978.

Condition: Very good
Type:First Day Cover






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