Day, William R.

1899 check while federal appellate court judge, joined Supreme Court in 1903

Price: $50.00

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(1849-1923) Canton, Ohio lawyer and friend of William McKinley. Succeeded John Sherman as Secretary of State 1898, as his Assistant Scretary 1898-98 involved in annexation of Hawaii and drafting terms of war against Spain. Day vacated his Cabinet position to lead the United States Peace Commission formed to negotiate an end to the Spanish-American War with Spain. His final diplomatic effort was to lead the Peace Commission into Paris and sign the Treaty of Paris ending the War. Under the Treaty, the US paid Spain $20M for acquiring Philippines, Guam and Puerto Rico after the War. Appointed to 6th Circuit Court of Appeals 1899-1903, Associate Justice Supreme Court 1903-23. Day wrote 439 opinions while on the Court, of which only 18 were dissents. He distrusted large corporations and voted with antitrust majorities, siding with the government in the Standard Oil, American Tobacco, and Union Pacific cases in 1911 & 1912 and again in the 1922 Southern Pacific case. Partly printed DS completed by Day, May 8 1899 3 x 8 City National Bank of Canton check paying $125.67 to J. M. Sichrest, red 2c revenue stamp at top left. Rec bank stamp at right.

Condition: Very good, center slash cancellation of no affect, 3 light vertical folds
Type:Check






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