Burton, Harold H.
Justice Burton thanks a friend’s daughters for 73rd birthday wishes
Autograph ID: 4508
Condition: Very good
Description: “(1888-1964) Cleveland Mayor 1936-40, Ohio US Senator 1941-45 (R), Assoc. Justice 1945-1958. According to Chief Justice Earl Warren’s papers, Burton was influential in bringing about the Supreme Court’s unanimity in the landmark desegregation case Brown v. Board of Education.
TLS on 9 x 5 ¾ Court Chambers letterhead, Washington, July 5 1961, to Laurinda & Jessica Steele of Washington. Justice Burton thanks them for their good wishes on his 73rd birthday, was a pleasure to hear from them and to see them growing up to be young ladies in whom the burtons and their parents can take pride.”