Harold H. Burton - Photograph Signed 09/09/1957 For SaleHAROLD H. BURTON
Black and white publicity photograph of the Republican Senator appointed to the Supreme Court by President Truman holding his glasses.
Photograph signed: "Harold H Burton/Associate Justice, Supreme Court of the United States/Sept. 9, 1957". B/w, 8x10. Photo: Miller of Washington. Harold H. Burton (1888-1964) was Mayor of Cleveland (1931-1932, 1935-1940) and Republican Senator from Ohio (1941-1945). Appointed by President Harry Truman, Burton served as Associate Justice of the Supreme Court from 1945 to 1958. A liberal on civil rights issues, Burton joined several decisions against racial segregation, including Brown vs. Board of Education (1954). He was more conservative on civil liberties questions, voting to uphold loyalty oaths and to deny First Amendment claims by Communist Party members. Brown was wounded in combat during World War I. Lightly creased. Otherwise, fine condition.
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