Warren, Earl (ON HOLD)


Nice signed photo while California governor, inscribed to a brother Moose


Type: Photograph

(1891-1971)  California Governor 1943-53, only one elected for 3 consecutive terms.  Chief Justice 1953-69, noted for his Court’s opinions outlawing racial segregation in schools (Brown v. Board of Education, 1954), requiring state legislative reapportionment (Reynolds v. Sims, 1964), protecting rights of criminal suspects (Miranda v. Arizona, 1966), etc. Chaired Warren Commission investigating assassination of President Kennedy.

He was elected state Attorney General in 1938 and, in that position, supported, and was a firm proponent of, the forced removal and internment of over 100,000 Japanese Americans during WW II. Warren won the 1942 gubernatorial election and served as Governor until 1953, presiding over a period of major growth for the state. Warren is the only governor of California to be elected for 3 consecutive terms. He was Thomas E. Dewey’s 1948 GOP running mate running mate. He sought the Republican nomination in the 1952 election but the Party chose Dwight D. Eisenhower, who, after he was elected President, nominated Warren as Chief Justice.

ISP, 10 x 8 b&w matte finish bust portrait likely while California Governor, insc. “To my Brother Moose, Alvin Delaney, with the best wishes of [signed].”

The Loyal Order of Moose is a fraternal service organization founded in 1888, headquartered in Mooseheart, Ill. The Order was founded in Louisville as a men’s social club. The early order was not prosperous. In  fall 1906 the Order had only 2 Indiana lodges left. On October 27, James J. Davis, future Labor Secretary under President Harding,  became the 247th member of the Order which he saw as a way to provide a social security net for working class members using a low annual membership fee, and he was appointed “Supreme Organizer” of the Order. LOOM (Loyal Order Of Moose) grew to nearly half a million members in 1,000 lodges by 1912. National Moose Lodge bylaws originally restricted membership to Caucasians. Davis recommended that the LOOM acquire property for a home, schooling, and vocational training for orphans of LOOM members. In late 1912, the organization purchased the 750-acre Brookline Farm near Batavia, Ill and additional real estate. “Mooseheart” was adopted for the school which soon grew to a small village. In addition to Mooseheart, the LOOM also runs a retirement center, Moosehaven, in Orange Park, Florida, inaugurated in 1922. Until at least the 1970s, membership was restricted to white men of “sound mind and body, in good standing in the community, engaged in lawful business who are able to speak and write the English language”. The LOOM has historically supported numerous charitable and civic activities. Notable LOOM members included Presidents, Harding, Theodore & Franklin Roosevelt, and Harry Truman. Earl Warren was a member of Oakland, California Lodge 324 and a Holder of the Pilgrim Degree of Merit.

Condition: Very good, some slight ink skipping in the inscription, signature nice and dark.

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