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Author St. Clair, James E.

Title Chief Justice Fred M. Vinson of Kentucky : a Political Biography.

Published Lexington : The University Press of Kentucky, 2015.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource (412 pages)
Series Books at JSTOR Evidence Based Acquisitions
Contents Cover; Half-title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. A Long Journey from ""Jail""; 2. The Capitol as His Oyster; 3. Rapid Recovery and Rise; 4. The Loyal Lieutenant; 5. Vinson's Transition from Legislator to Jurist; 6. Available Vinson; 7. The Chief Justice and His Court; 8. The Chief Justice, the President, and the Politics of Economic Stabilization; 9. Individual Rights in the Cold War Climate; 10. The Dilemma of Due Process and the Promise of Equality; Epilogue; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
Summary Fred M. Vinson, the thirteenth Chief Justice of the United States, started his political career as a small-town Kentucky lawyer and rose to positions of power in all three branches of federal government. Born in Louisa, Kentucky, Vinson earned undergraduate and law degrees from Centre College in Danville. He served 12 years in the U.S. House of Representatives, where he achieved acclaim as a tax and fiscal expert. President Roosevelt appointed him to the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia and later named him to key executive-branch positions. President Truman appointed.
Other author Gugin, Linda C.
JSTOR issuing body.
Subject Vinson, Fred M., 1890-1953.
United States. Supreme Court -- Biography.
Judges -- United States -- Biography.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9780813158860 (electronic bk.)
0813158869 (electronic bk.)