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    Supreme Court Justice Stanley Reed 1969 Autograph Note Signed Born and raised in a small Kentucky town, Reed started his career as an attorney in Maysville, Kentucky. He became general counsel of the Federal Farm Board and later of the Reconstruction Finance Corporation. In 1935, he was appointed by Roosevelt as solicitor general in part because the president was persuaded that Reed could convince a conservative Supreme Court that his New Deal legislation was constitutional. In 1938, Roosevelt appointed Reed to the Supreme Court where he was generally considered a moderate. He served on the High Court until his retirement in 1957. This item is a handwritten note signed by him in full and by his wife as "Winifred." On a 4.5 " x 3.5" buff-colored Supreme Court notecard and dated August 1, 1969, the Reeds send condolences to friends upon the death of their son, "All of us with children realize what a calamity it is to have one taken from us." Fine condition. Accompanied by COA from PSA/DNA.

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