The Life of Thomas Johnson, Member of the Continental Congress, First Governor of the State of Maryland, and Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court
Delaplaine, Edward S.
Price: 250.00 USD
New York, NY: Frederick H. Hitchcock [The Grafton Press], 1927. xi, 517,  p. From Wikipedia: "Thomas Johnson (November 4, 1732 October 26, 1819) was an American jurist with a distinguished political career. He was the first Governor of Maryland, a delegate to the Continental Congress and an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States....On August 5, 1791, Johnson received a recess appointment from Washington to the seat on the U.S. Supreme Court that became available after John Rutledge resigned. Formally nominated on October 31, 1791, Johnson was confirmed by the United States Senate on November 7, 1791. Though he received his commission that day, he was not sworn in until August 6, 1792. Johnson was the author of the Court's first written opinion, Georgia v. Brailsford, in 1792. He served on the court until January 16, 1793, when he resigned, citing his poor health and the difficulties of circuit-riding. He thus had the shortest tenure (to date) on the Court." SIgned Ltd Edition [Number 402 of 500] Author's Autographed Ed. Good. No dust jacket. Signed by author. Cover has wear and soiling. Gift inscription from 1962 on fep. Top edge gilt.