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Louis D. Brandeis... 1st Jewish Supreme Court Justice...



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June 2, 1916

SPRINGFIELD REPUBLICAN, Springfield, Massachusetts, June 2, 1916

* Louis D. Brandeis takes office
* 1st Jewish Supreme Court justice


This 16 page newspaper has two column headlines on the front page: "BRANDEIS NOMINATION CONFIRMED", "Vote in Senate Is 47 to 22--La Follette, Norris and Poindexter, Republicans, Vote for Brandeis--Newlands, Democrat, Opposed" with a two column photo of Brandeis. This is first report coverage on the 1st Jewish Supreme Court justice, Louis Brandeis, officially taking office. See photos for complete text.

Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Light browning, small library label within masthead, a little margin wear, otherwise good condition. Should be handled with care.

wikipedia notes: On June 1, 1916, the Senate officially confirmed Brandeis' nomination by a vote of 47 to 22. Forty four Democratic Senators and three Republicans (La Follette, Norris, and Poindexter) voted in favor of confirming Brandeis. Twenty one Republican Senators and one Democrat (Francis G. Newlands) voted against his confirmation.

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