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Description: Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Earl Warren (1891-1974) signed this 1964 first day cover memorializing the recently assassinated President John F. Kennedy with the introduction of a 5 cent stamp.

The stamp features an image of a candle flame and a portrait of JFK surrounded by the words: “And the glow from that fire can truly light the world. 1917 John Fitzgerald Kennedy 1963.” There is a large color portrait of Kennedy on the left side of the envelope and a Boston circular cancellation stamp dated May 29, 1964 in the middle.

Earl Warren served as the Attorney General of California (1939-1943), then as the 30th Governor of California (1943-1953) until he was nominated to the position of Supreme Court Justice by President Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1953. He is perhaps best remembered for his help in arranging a unanimous decision in Brown v. Board of Education (1954) which ruled that racial segregation in public schools was unconstitutional. Earl Warren also headed the JFK assassination investigation, which is ostensibly why he has signed this Kennedy-related first day cover.

Envelope measures: 3 ¾” x 6 ½”. Item #A01316

Condition: Very good condition with a clear, bold signature.