Joseph Lawrence Alioto (1916-98) Signed Photo, "Joseph L. Alioto", 8 x 10, B/W, portrait, by the 36th mayor of San Francisco, California (1968 - 76), and successful antitrust lawyer who presented many cases before the U.S. Supreme Court, including: Radovich v. National Football League in which the court held that professional football, unlike baseball, was subject to antitrust laws; Continental Oar Company v. Union Carbide & Carbon Corp (an antitrust landmark). He also represented Al Davis and the Oakland Raiders in a landmark antitrust case entitled Los Angeles Coliseum Commission v. NFL. The case established the right of football franchises to move to football markets throughout the United States without the approval of other franchise owners. Comes with a letter of transmittal on "Office of the Mayor, San Francisco" embossed letterhead, with the envelope,and a four page typed biography of the mayor. All four items in fine condition.
Alioto presided over a time of turmoil and change in San Francisco. Events that occurred during his tenure as mayor included strife in the Haight-Ashbury with the drug culture, anti-Vietnam War demonstrations, the start of the gay Castro District, Black Panther marches, The Zebra murders and Zodiac killings.