• Future Supreme Court Justice Hugo Black Thanks President Roosevelt's Secretary

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    HUGO LAFAYETTE BLACK (1886-1971) was a Democratic United States Senator, representing Alabama from 1927 to 1937, and served as an Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court from 1937 to 1971, nominated by Franklin D. Roosevelt. He was the first of nine Roosevelt appointees. Black was regarded as a staunch supporter of liberal policies and civil liberties. However, he believed there was no basis in the Constitution for a right to privacy.

     

    One page, TLS, February 15, 1935, writing as Senator to Louis McH. Howe, secretary to President Franklin Roosevelt. “Thank you for forwarding me copy of telegram sent by you to Mr. Gilbert D. Johnson, Secretary, Wooden Automobile Loading Block Association. “I have written Mr. Johnson. “Sincerely yours, “Hugo Black” Toning, folds. Carries the stamp of The White House.

     

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