Abe Fortas Autograph

Abraham Fortas (June 19, 1910 – April 5, 1982) was an American lawyer and jurist who served as an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States from 1965 to 1969. Born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee, Fortas graduated from Rhodes College and Yale Law School. He later became a law professor at Yale Law School and then an advisor for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Fortas worked at the Department of the Interior under President Franklin D. Roosevelt, and was appointed by President Harry S. Truman to delegations that helped set up the United Nations in 1945. More about Abe Fortas

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Current items with a signature of Abe Fortas

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thumbnailAbe Fortas d1982 signed autograph auto 2x2 cut Supreme Court Justice BAS Slabbed$75.00logo
thumbnailAbe Fortas, Supreme Court Justice, signed National Capital Sesquicentennial FDC$150.00logo
In 1948, Fortas represented Lyndon B. Johnson in the dispute over the Democratic U.S. Senate nomination, and he formed close ties with Johnson. Fortas also represented Clarence Earl Gideon before the U.S. Supreme Court, in a landmark case involving the right to counsel. Nominated by Johnson to the Supreme Court in 1965, Fortas was confirmed by the Senate, and maintained a close working relationship with the president. As a justice, Fortas wrote several notable majority opinions including Tinker v. Des Moines Independent Community School District.

In 1968, Johnson tried to elevate Fortas to the position of Chief Justice of the United States, but that nomination faced a filibuster and was withdrawn. Fortas later resigned from the Court after a controversy involving his acceptance of $20,000 from financier Louis Wolfson while Wolfson was being investigated for insider trading. The Justice Department investigated Fortas at the behest of President Richard Nixon, who saw replacing Fortas as a chance to move the Court in a more conservative direction. Attorney General John N. Mitchell pressured Fortas into resigning. Following his resignation, Fortas returned to private practice, occasionally appearing before the justices with whom he had served. Read even more about Abe Fortas at Wikipedia

Traded items with a signature of Abe Fortas

The most expensive item with a signature of Abe Fortas (US Senate LBJ Ranch Style Recipe Memo Signed Abe Fortas Dove Recipe) was sold in July 2019 for $1500.00 while the cheapest item (Abe Fortas Signature) found a new owner for $2.25 in October 2009. The month with the most items sold (2) was February 2012 with an average selling price of $51.50 for an autographed item of Abe Fortas. Sold items reached their highest average selling price in August 2019 with $1500.00 and the month that saw the lowest prices with $2.25 was October 2009. In average, an autographed item from Abe Fortas is worth $28.00.

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thumbnail1965 US Supreme Court Justice Abe Fortas Autograph Signed Letter LBJ Attorney$49.95logo
thumbnailABE FORTAS (US Supreme Court Justice 1965-69) Signed Autographed Index Card CoA$199.99logo
thumbnailAbe Fortas Associate Justice Nominated by Lyndon Johnson Signed Index Card PSA$21.58logo
thumbnailAbe Fortas autographed card PSA Authenticated Associate Supreme Court Justice$79.96logo
thumbnailAbe Fortas Supreme Court Justice Jsa Hand Signed Cut Photo Authentic Autograph$139.00logo
thumbnailAbraham Abe Fortas was a U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Signed Photo$121.04logo
thumbnailAutograph-Signed-Supreme Court Justice Abe Fortas-1960s-MREP$20.00logo
thumbnailLBJ Supreme Court Justice Abe Fortas signed-autographed photocard-Died in 1982!*$16.99logo
thumbnailUS Senate LBJ Ranch Style Recipe Memo Signed Abe Fortas Dove Recipe$1500.00logo