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 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

Current items with a signature of Abe Fortas

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thumbnailAbe Fortas, Supreme Court Justice, signed National Capital Sesquicentennial FDC$150.00logo
In 1948, Fortas represented Lyndon B. Johnson in the hotly contested Democratic senatorial second primary electoral dispute, and he formed close ties with the president-to-be. 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. In 1968, Johnson tried to elevate Fortas to the position of chief justice of the Supreme Court, but that nomination faced a filibuster and was withdrawn. Fortas later resigned from the Court due to ethics problems. He returned to private practice, sometimes appearing before the justices with whom he had served.

Fortas was born the youngest of five children to Orthodox Jewish immigrants Woolfe Fortas and Rachel "Ray" Berzansky Fortas in Memphis, Tennessee. Woolfe was born in Russia, and Rachel was born in Lithuania. Woolfe was a cabinetmaker, and the couple operated a store together. Fortas acquired a lifelong love for music from his father, who encouraged his playing the violin, and was known in Memphis as "Fiddlin' Abe Fortas". Fortas learned to play the violin from local Catholic nuns at the St. Patrick's School next to his house and then studied chamber music with the leader of a local trio. Fortas attended South Side High School where, at the age of sixteen, he graduated second in his class in 1926. After graduating from high school, Fortas won a scholarship to attend Southwestern at Memphis, a liberal arts college now called Rhodes College. At first, Fortas considered studying music, before settling on English and political science and graduated first in his class in 1930. 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