12 August 2010

Justice On Board

From an article entitled "Autograph Seekers Besiege McReynolds on Ocean Liner" from the Reading Eagle in 1937:

New York, Aug. 12 (AP) - Associate Justice James Clark McReynolds, hale and hearty and in high good humor, put arduous Supreme Court duties aside until fall as he sailed on the liner Queen Mary for a European vacation.

The justice...brushed aside lightly all questions having to do with official problems and engaged instead in quick repartee with friends and reporters aboard the ship.

Nattily dressed in a gray suit, gray hat and wearing a dark blue white-dotted bow tie, the justice was besieged by autograph hunters as he made his way to his stateroom...

He laughed heartily as one interviewer suggested Clark Gable, the movie star, never drew so much attention when he sailed.

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