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THE SUPREME COURT
OCTOBER TERM, 1946
FROM FEBRUARY 4 TO AND INCLUDING APRIL 7, 1947
WASHINGTON : 1947
For sale by the Superintendent of Documents
DURING THE TIME OF THESE REPORTS.
FRED M. VINSON, CHIEF JUSTICE.
CHARLES EVANS HUGHES, CHIEF JUSTICE.
TOM C. CLARK, ATTORNEY GENERAL.
1 During the vacancy in the office of Solicitor General, the duties of the office were performed, at the direction of the Attorney General, by the Honorable George T. Washington, Assistant Solicitor General, who signed government briefs and appeared as “Acting Solicitor General.”
SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES.
ALLOTMENT OF JUSTICES. It is ordered that the following allotment be made of the Chief Justice and Associate Justices of this Court among the circuits, agreeably to the Acts of Congress in such case made and provided, and that such allotment be entered of record, viz:
For the First Circuit, Felix FRANKFURTER, Associate Justice.
For the Second Circuit, ROBERT H. JACKSON, Associate Justice.
For the Third Circuit, HAROLD H. BURTON, Associate Justice.
For the Fourth Circuit, FRED M. Vinson, Chief Justice. For the Fifth Circuit, Hugo L. BLACK, Associate Justice. For the Sixth Circuit, STANLEY REED, Associate Justice.
For the Seventh Circuit, FRANK MURPHY, Associate Justice.
For the Eighth Circuit, WILEY RUTLEDGE, Associate Justice.
For the Ninth Circuit, William O. Douglas, Associate Justice.
For the Tenth Circuit, WILEY RUTLEDGE, Associate Justice.
For the District of Columbia, FRED M. Vinson, Chief Justice.
October 14, 1946.
(For next previous allotment, see 328 U. S. p. iv.)
DEATH OF LIBRARIAN AND APPOINTMENT
MONDAY, MARCH 3, 1947.
The CHIEF JUSTICE said:
It is my sad duty to announce that on February 22, during the recess of the Court, its Librarian, Mr. Oscar D. Clarke, died.
Forty-seven years ago this month Mr. Clarke entered the service of this Court as an assistant in its Library and in 1915 he succeeded Mr. Frank K. Green as Librarian. In this post he followed in the footsteps of his father who had been the first Librarian of the Court. His long seryice, together with that formerly rendered by his father, indicates a traditional family devotion to loyal and efficient discharge of public duty.
To every undertaking Mr. Clarke brought precise knowledge and broad experience in library science; he was courteous and helpful beyond the scope of prescribed duty. The severance of this long association brings to us a sense of deep sorrow for he had endeared himself to many Justices during the years of his close relationship with the Court.
The Court records its appreciation of Mr. Clarke's high character and of the effective aid he long rendered to it and expresses its sincere sympathy to his widow and the members of his family.