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July 20, 1950

THE NEW YORK TIMES, July 20, 1950 

* William H. Hastie U.S. Senate confirmation
* 1st Negro United States Appellate Judge

Page 50 has a small and somewhat discrete article headed: "Negro Judge Confirmed" "Senate Unanimously Approves Hastie for Appeals Bench" (see) I suspect this is one of the few publications to report this particular event as other titles in our inventory do not.
Other news, sports and advertising of the day. Complete in 52 pages, this is the rare rag edition that was produced on very high quality newsprint, with a high percentage of cotton & linen content, allowing the issues to remain very white & sturdy into the present. Given the subscription cost, libraries & institutions rather than individuals were the primary subscribers of these high-quality editions. Nice condition.

Category: The 20th Century

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