Washington, 1942. Item #25509
Softcover, 8vo, 56 pages, 28 cm. SUBJECT (S) : Biography; Government publication; National government publication. Brandeis (1856–1941) , was a “U. S. Jurist, the first Jew to be appointed to the U. S. Supreme Court. Brandeis was born in Louisville, Kentucky, the youngest of four children of Adolph and Frederika Dembitz Brandeis. Brandeis formed a law partnership in Boston with a former classmate, and by the age of 30 he had achieved financial independence, thanks both to the success of his legal practice and to a deliberately frugal style of living. When Woodrow Wilson was elected president in 1912 on a platform of the New Freedom, he turned to Brandeis for counsel in translating ideas of political and social reform into the framework of legal institutions. In 1916 Wilson nominated Brandeis as a justice of the Supreme Court, precipitating a contest over confirmation in the Senate that lasted more than four months…confirmation was finally voted on June 1, 1916” (Freund in EJ 2007) . Ex-library with usual markings. Light staining to cover. Lightly bumped corners and edges. Good condition. (Sef-18-1).