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JOHN W. GARDNER - TYPESCRIPT SIGNED - DOCUMENT 23027

 
JOHN W. GARDNER
Typescript of "The American Commitment".
Typescript signed: "John W Gardner" on page 5, 5p, 8½x11, separate sheets. Headed: "The American Commitment". Begins: "I BELIEVE that large numbers of Americans - and I count myself among them - have in recent years come to some kind of decision as to the sort of society they really want. We found ourselves in a period of unprecedented affluence, and we decided that affluence wasn't enough. We found ourselves in a period of extraordinary technical achievements, and we decided that technical proficience wasn't enough. We decided that what we really wanted was a society designed for people: * a society in which every young person could fulfill the promise that was in him; * a society in which every person, young or old, could live his life with some measure of dignity; * a society in which ignorance and disease and want would tyrannize no longer; * a society of opportunity and fulfillment...." John William Gardner (1912-2002), who had served as President of the Carnegie Corporation, was Lyndon B. Johnson's Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare from 1965-1968. During Gardner's tenure, Medicare was launched and the landmark Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 was passed. Gardner, who was involved in the creation of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and founded Common Cause and Independent Sector, was also the author of several books, primarily on leadership, including Excellence: Can We Be Equal and Excellent Too? (1961), Self-Renewal (1964), No Easy Victories (1968), The Recovery of Confidence (1970), In Common Cause (1972) and On Leadership (1990). He was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1964. Lightly creased. Folded on last page, not at signature. Light paper clip impressions at upper blank corners. Overall, fine condition.


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JOHN W. GARDNER
Born: October 8, 1912 in Los Angeles, California
Died: February 16, 2002 in Palo Alto, California





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