1938-1957, Supreme Court Justice, Stanley Forman Reed


This Stanley Forman Reed mug is part of our collection of US Supreme Court biographical mugs.  An image of Stanley Forman Reed and a short biography are features of this history mug.

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Stanley Forman Reed served as a lieutenant in WWI.  In 1938, President F.D. Roosevelt nominated Reed as an associate justice of the Supreme Court.  Reed was considered a moderate who provided the 5th vote in split rulings.  He generally supported racial desegregation, civil liberties,  trade union rights, and economic regulation.  Reed defended the administration’s gold policy, thus saving the nation’s monetary policy.  Deflation caused the U.S. dollar to fall 60% and federal law allowed citizens to redeem paper money for coins causing a run on U.S. gold reserves.  Taking the U.S. off the gold standard stopped the run, and devalued the dollar making American goods less expensive and more attractive to foreign buyers.

US Supreme Court

The Supreme Court of the United States is the highest federal court of the United States, established in 1788 pursuant to Article Three of the U.S. Constitution.  It has the ultimate jurisdiction over all federal and state court cases involving federal laws.  The Court normally consists of the Chief Justice and eight associate justices, who are nominated by the President and confirmed by the Senate.  Justices have lifetime tenure unless they resign, retire, or are removed after impeachment.  The Supreme Court is one of the three branches of the federal government which also includes the Executive (President) and Legislative (Senate and House of Representatives).

This U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Stanley Forman Reed History Mug is part of our U.S. Supreme Court series which includes all the U.S. Supreme Court Justices.

The biographical History Mugs were created to teach and inspire individuals to learn about our diverse and interesting history.  The biographies were researched and written by history enthusiast, Robert Compton.  He colorized most of the historic photos and images used on the mugs, which were originally black and white or sepia-tone.  The images and biographies are imprinted on mugs at his studio in rural Vermont.

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