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RALPH J. BUNCHE - FIRST DAY COVER SIGNED - HFSID 321472

 
RALPH J. BUNCHE
The civil rights leader and international conflict mediator signs a First Day Cover celebrating the UN's 10th anniversary.
First Day Cover signed: "Ralph J. Bunche", 6½x3½. FDC celebrating the 10th anniversary of the United Nations Organization, postmarked United Nations, New York, December 9, 1955, 8-cent UN stamp affixed, FIRST DAY OF ISSUE. Ralph J. Bunche, (1904-1971) who joined the United Nations in 1946, was chief U.N. mediator in the Middle East in 1948 and was awarded the 1950 Nobel Peace Prize for helping to negotiate a truce between the Arabs and Israelis the previous year. He served as Undersecretary-General for Special Political Affairs from 1958-1971, and was a principal U.N. negotiator in such trouble spots as the Suez Canal (1956), the Congo (1960), Yemen (1963) and Cyprus (1964). Bunche was awarded the NAACP's Spingarn Medal (1949) and the Medal of Freedom in 1963, the year he participated in the March on Washington. Lightly toned. Pencil note (unknown hand on verso). Fine condition.


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RALPH J. BUNCHE
Born: August 7, 1904 in Detroit, Michigan
Died: December 9, 1971 in New York City, New York





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