Unformatted text preview: (Apr.–July, 1945) before becoming Secretary of the Treasury (1945–46). Chief Justice Harlan F. Stone's death led to his appointment as Chief Justice by President Truman, a position which he held until his death. Although not remembered for an outstanding career on the Supreme Court, Vinson did make several significant decisions concerning internal security legislation. In American Communications v. Douds (1950) he found requirements that members of labor unions swear to their nonmembership in the Communist party constitutional; in Dennis v. United States (1951), he upheld the conviction of eleven leaders of the Communist party for violations of the Smith Act ....
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- Supreme Court of the United States, President of the United States, Frederick Moore, 13th Chief Justice