RR Auction Home
The February Auction Is Now Closed
 
Home |Sitemap|Contact Us| Past Auctions  
 How to Bid   Register to Bid   Auctions   Consign   About Us   Reviews 
If you don't have a Bidder Number, register now to bid!
back button NEXT LOT PREVIOUS LOT
Item   Title MB Now at Next bid Bids New bid Max bid  
4109   Dwight D. Eisenhower Typed Letter Signed  $300 $577 $635 6 You must login to place a bid.
Prices/Bids do not include buyer's premium
click to enlarge
Mouse Over to Zoom/Click to Enlarge

#4109 - Dwight D. Eisenhower Typed Letter Signed Estimate: $2,000+

President Eisenhower honors Justice Brandeis, recognizing "the debt we owe to the industry and wisdom of this great American jurist and humanitarian"

TLS as president, one page, 7 x 10.5, White House letterhead, June 29, 1956. Letter to "the Louis Dembitz Brandeis Centennial Commission," in full: "Louis Dembitz Brandeis demonstrated his respect for judicial tradition throughout his twenty-three years as a member of the Supreme Court of the United States, yet he did not fail to recognize the role of law as an instrument of social advancement. Regard for human dignity was reflected in all his decisions. He had a keen and searching mind, a high regard for the individual citizen, and a distrust of concentrated power not balanced by commensurate responsibility. An advisor to statesmen, he initiated many changes in socio-legal thinking which are accepted today as a matter of course. His career provides a splendid example to young people of this country who have matured since his death a scant fifteen years ago.

It is fitting that the observance of this Centennial Year of the birth of Justice Brandeis should originate with the University founded in his name as a memorial to his ideals. Brandeis University and the Louis Dembitz Brandeis Centennial Commission are to be congratulated for reminding us of the debt we owe to the industry and wisdom of this great American jurist and humanitarian." In fine condition.

Louis Brandeis was appointed to the US Supreme Court by Woodrow Wilson in 1916, becoming the first Jewish justice to sit on the nation's highest court. His activism was well-regarded by peers and colleagues, and his opinions comprised some of the greatest defenses of freedom of speech and the right to privacy ever written by a member of the Supreme Court. He was also a prominent figure in the Zionist movement, advocating for the re-creation of a Jewish national homeland as a solution to rampant anti-Semitism throughout the world. In this remarkable statement, President Eisenhower pays respectful homage to the influential jurist and reformer.

This item is Pre-Certified!
Purchase a third-party full letter of authenticity for $100.
No extra postage and no long delays!
Click here if you are interested.


back button
Help links  
Learn more about our autograph authentication experts...
Buyer's Premium   The Bidder acknowledges and agrees that a 25.0% buyer’s premium will be added to the hammer price on all individual Timed Auction lots. For additional information view our complete terms and conditions.
Your bid is a contract  Placing a bid online means you agree to abide by the terms and conditions listed by RRAuction.
Payment methods accepted  Money Order, Cashier's Check, Personal Check, or Wire Transfer.
Payment for items won in auction 562 is due by Tuesday, February 25th unless prior arrangements have been made. Late payment may result in suspension of your bidding privileges.
Condition An item’s general condition is rated on an ascending scale of 1 to 4: good, very good, fine, very fine. Additional specific details that would not be obvious from the illustration, if any, are mentioned in the description.
Further descriptions You can call us or email us if you'd like us to answer questions about these items.