Clark, Tom C.

1968 First Day Cover signed by President Truman's "biggest mistake"

Price: $50.00

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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 Justice Dept. antitrust and criminal divisions. US Attorney General 1945-49 (Truman), Associate Justice 1949-67. He 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, inc. 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. Signed 1968 6c US Bunker Hill Flag-Historic Flag Series stamp 3 ¾ x 6 ½ cacheted envelope postmarked Pittsburgh, July 4 1968 and “First Day of Issue”.

Condition: Very good
Type:First Day Cover






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