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Kenesaw Mountain Landis
Noted Jurist, Federal Judge, and
First Commissioner of Major League Baseball (HOF 1944)
 
Very Rare Document Signed
Price $2900-(order below)

SUMMARY:LANDIS IS A FAMOUS NAME IN BOTH THE LAW AND SPORTS HAVING BEEN 1ST MAJOR LEAGUE BB COMMISSIONER. THIS IS A ORIGINAL PRINTING OF HIS OPINION IN THE UNITED STATES VS SANDARD 0IL CASE(1907). INCREDIBLE HISTORY.

Kenesaw Mountain Landis (1886-1944). Noted Jurist, Federal Judge, and Major League Baseball's First Commissioner, Elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame (1944). Noted for his antitrust judgement against Standard Oil and credited with restoring public confidence in the integrity of baseball following the 1919 Black Sox scandal by permanently banishing eight players from the sport for their involvement, including Shoeless Joe Jackson.

Very Rare Document Signed, being an official copy of his printed opinion for the historic landmark case of the United States vs. Standard Oil. The 31 page pamphlet measures approximately 7 in. by 10 in., stapled on the spine, and printed by Gunthorp-Warren Co., Chicago, 1907. Inscribed and signed boldly: "Mr. A.E. Harrick with compliments of Kenesaw M Landis District 28".
 
After being appointed by President Theodore Roosevelt to the bench of the Northern District of Illinois in 1905, Landis dealt with several cases of historical significance during his career as a US federal judge. Most notably, in 1907, he presided over a Standard Oil antitrust trial fining them $29 million for accepting rail freight rebates, although the verdict was later set aside. Minor soiling, aging, otherwise, very fine. $2,900.00
 
 

 

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