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Earl Warren

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Earl Warren, 1891-1974.  Chief Justice of the United States, 1954-1969.  Vintage portrait photograph of the Chief Justice, inscribed To Harold Krevolin, / with the best / wishes of Earl Warren.

For a man who was in public life as long as Warren was—as governor of California, the 1948 Republican vice presidential nominee, and Chief Justice—his signed photographs are rather difficult to find. 

Warren presided over a Supreme Court that outlawed school segregation in Brown v. Board of Education, expanded constitutional rights for criminal defendants, and found the right to privacy in a penumbra of the Bill of Rights.  Warren turned out much more liberal than President Dwight D. Eisenhower, who appointed him, thought he would be. Appointing Warren, Eisenhower later said, was “the biggest damn fool mistake I ever made.”

This is a nice portrait of Warren in suit and tie.  Warren has inscribed and signed the photo in blue-black fountain pen. There is slight horizontal crease away from the signature.  The scanner light accentuated it, but in reality the crease is not particularly noticeable in person unless the light strikes it just so.  Overall the photo is in fine condition.

Unframed.

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