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Letter Accepting the Resignation of Abe Fortas as Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.

May 15, 1969

Dear Mr. Justice Fortas:

I have received your letter of resignation and I accept it, effective as of its date.

With sincere personal regards,

RICHARD NIXON

[Mr. Justice Abe Fortas, United States Supreme Court, Washington, D.C.]

Note: Justice Abe Fortas' letter of resignation, dated May 14, 1969, and released by the White House Press Office along with the President's letter on May 15, 1969, read as follows:

My dear Mr. President:

For the reasons expressed in a letter of this date which I have written to the Chief Justice, a copy of which, with his permission, I enclose, I wish hereby to tender my resignation as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, which, with your approval, will be effective as of this date.

I have appreciated the opportunity to serve the country and the Court during these past years as an Associate Justice.
Very truly yours,
ABE FORTAS

Richard Nixon, Letter Accepting the Resignation of Abe Fortas as Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/239095

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