Vinson, Fred M.

1947 TNS while Chief Justice on Court notecard

Price: $125.00

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(1890-1953) 13th Chief Justice of the United States 1946-53, served in all 3 branches of government. Kentucky US Rep (D) 1931-38, Secretary of Treasury (Truman) 1945-46. He was a close advisor, confidant, card player, and dear friend to Truman. On the Court, he wrote 77 opinions and 13 dissents. His most dramatic dissent was when the court voided President Truman's seizure of the steel industry during a strike in the 1952 decision, Youngstown Sheet & Tube Co. v. Sawyer. His last public appearance at the Court was when he read the decision not to review the convictions and death sentences of convicted spies Julius and Ethel Rosenberg. The major issues his Court dealt with included racial segregation, labor unions, communism and loyalty oaths. On racial segregation, he wrote in Sweatt v. Painter and McLaurin v. Oklahoma State Regents that states practicing the “separate but equal” doctrine must provide facilities that were truly equal. TNS while Chief Justice, February 27 1947, on 3 ½ x 4 ½ engraved “Supreme Court of the United States/Washington, D.C.” notecard sending his autograph.

Condition: Very good
Type:Signed Court card






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