Autograph ID: 7126
Condition: Very good, mail folds
Description: “(1908-1990) American labor lawyer, Secretary of Labor 1961-62 (JFK), Associate Justice 1962-65, Ambassador to UN 1965-69 (LBJ). His best-known opinion came in the case of Griswold v. Connecticut (1965), holding that the Ninth Amendment supported the existence of an unenumerated right of privacy. Goldberg aligned with the liberal bloc of justices and wrote the majority opinion in Escobedo v. Illinois (criminal suspects have a right to counsel during police interrogations). As LBJ’s UN Ambassador, he helped draft UN Resolution 242 in the aftermath of the Six-Day War in the Middle East. He ran for NY Governor in 1970 but lost to Nelson Rockefeller. He then served as president of the American Jewish Committee and continued to practice law.
TLS on his 10 Â½ x 7 Â¼ personal letterhead, (Washington), March 15 1982, to an admirer, thanking him for his letter with his “kind remarks about my public career” and extends his own good wishes. With envelope.”