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DEATH OF MR. JUSTICE JACKSON.

SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 11, 1954.

Present: MR. CHIEF JUSTICE WARREN, MR. JUSTICE BLACK, MR. JUSTICE REED, MR. JUSTICE FRANKFURTER, MR. JUSTICE DOUGLAS, MR. JUSTICE BURTON, MR. JUSTICE CLARK, and MR. JUSTICE MINTON.

THE CHIEF JUSTICE said:

One short week ago this Court convened for its 164th Term, its membership intact and cheerfully anticipating the work before us. Today the chair of our Brother Jackson is vacant, and we are sad indeed. He passed away last Saturday suddenly but by the Grace of God without suffering. For this we are all grateful, because he lived and died as was his great desire-active and useful to the end.

Able lawyer, statesman and jurist, his passing leaves a great void in this Court. We shall miss greatly his wise counsel, his clarity of expressior and his genial companionship.

For 20 years, as General Counsel, as Solicitor General. as Attorney General of the United States, and as a member of this Court, he labored manfully with the complex and baffling problems of our time. His contributions were great. He has earned his rest.

Funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon at three o'clock at the Washington Cathedral, this city. His body will then be taken tenderly to Jamestown, New York, the little city of his youth, where, in pleasant and familiar surroundings, it will abide in peace among his earliest friends.

In respect to his memory, this Court will now adjourn until Thursday, October 14, 1954, at twelve noon.

APPOINTMENT OF MR. JUSTICE HARLAN.

SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES.

MONDAY, MARCH 28, 1955.

Present: MR. CHIEF JUSTICE WARREN, MR. JUSTICE BLACK, MR. JUSTICE REED, MR. JUSTICE FRANKFURTER, MR. JUSTICE DOUGLAS, MR. JUSTICE BURTON, MR. JUSTICE CLARK, and MR. JUSTICE MINTON.

THE CHIEF JUSTICE said:

The President, with the advice and consent of the Senate, has appointed the Honorable John Marshall Harlan, Circuit Judge from New York, an Associate Justice of this Court to succeed Justice Jackson. Justice Harlan has taken the Constitutional Oath administered by the Chief Justice. He is now present in Court. The Clerk will read his commission. He will then take the Judicial Oath, to be administered by the Clerk, after which the Marshal will escort him to his seat on the bench.

The Clerk then read the commission as follows:

Dwight D. EISENHOWER,

PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,

To all who shall see these Presents, Greeting:

Know YE; That reposing special trust and confidence in the Wisdom, Uprightness, and Learning of John Marshall Harlan of New York I have nominated, and, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, do appoint him Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States and do authorize and empower him to execute and fulfil the duties of that Office according to the Constitution and Laws of the said United States, and to Have and to Hold the said Office, with all the powers, privileges and emoluments to the same of right appertaining, unto Him, the said John Marshall Harlan, during his good behavior.

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have caused these Letters to be made patent and the seal of the Department of Justice to be hereunto affixed.

Done at the City of Washington this seventeenth day of
March, in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred
and fifty-five, and of the Independence of the United
States of America the one hundred and seventy-ninth.

DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER
By the President:
HERBERT BROWNELL Jr.

Attorney General.

The oath of office was then administered by the Clerk, and MR. JUSTICE HARLAN was escorted by the Marshal to his seat on the bench.

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