Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist, who passed away yesterday at the age of 80, was a man of many interests.

According to the Orange County Register, stamp collecting was just one of Rehnquist's many hobbies. He also enjoyed art, history, painting, writing, travel, whodunits, tennis, poker, charades, brain-twisters and sports trivia.

Last year, Rehnquist visited the National Postal Museum and was given a tour of the exhibit "The Queen's Own: Stamps That Changed the World," led by Curator of Philately Wilson Hulme. Afterward, the Chief Justice visited the NPM collections vault to view a variety of philatelic rarities including U.S. inverts and errors, U.S. 1847-issue covers and early U.S. proofs.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:02 AM