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Chief Justice Fred M.Vinson of Kentucky

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James E. St.Clair, Linda GuginProfessor of Political Science, Indiana University Southeast, USA, James E. St. ClairAssociate Professor of Journalism, Indiana University Southeast, USA

ISBN13: 9780813122472
ISBN: 0813122473
Published: May 2002
Publisher: The University Press of Kentucky
Format: Hardback
Price: £32.50



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 him Secretary of the Treasury and then Chief Justice. The Vinson court was embroiled in critical issues of individual rights during the cold war and racial discrimination. Chief Justice Fred M. Vinson of Kentucky offers a wealth of insight into one of the most significant and highly regarded political figures to emerge from Kentucky.

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