Day, William R.

1873 MsDS as Stark County, Ohio Justice of the Peace, later US Secretary of State & Supreme Court Associate Justice

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(1849-1923) Canton, Ohio lawyer and friend of William McKinley. Asst. Secretary of State involved in annexation of Hawaii and drafting terms of war against Spain. Succeeded John Sherman as Secretary of State, resigned to head US delegation to negotiate peace with Spain, credited with paying Spain $20 million for the Philippines, Guam and Puerto Rico after the War. Member of US 6th Circuit Court of Appeals, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court 1903-23. On the Court he felt states should have greater power to regulate commerce within their own borders, and was opposed to corporations accumulating great wealth, attacking giant business combinations. Day wrote the 1917 opinion for a unanimous Court in Buchanan v. Wiley which held that city ordinances that racially segregated neighborhoods were unconstitutional under the 14th Amendment – this had the unintended consequence of creating private covenants, struck down by the Court as unenforceable 31 years later. 14 x 8 ¼ MsDS signed as “Notary Public in and for Stark County, Ohio” at bottom of 3pp legal document, (Canton, Ohio), June 13 1873, a complaint in an action of debt and breach of contract.

Condition: Very good, folds, tear at top right corner, faint blue pencil remnant near Day’s signature
Type:Document






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