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Secretary of Labor under Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson, the politician signs his name in black ink
Signature(s): "W. Willard Wirtz/Salem, Oregon/December 2, 1965.". Blue ink notations in bottom left corner and on verso, both in unknown hand. 6¾x9. Printed b/w photo (5¼x4½ overall, 2¾x3¼ image) affixed. Willard Wirtz (1912-2010) served as Secretary of Labor under Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson (1962-1969). Favoring collective bargaining rather than government intervention in labor-management disputes, Wirtz also promoted research for identifying labor shortages and led LBJ's "War on Poverty". He also implemented Department of Labor anti-discrimination regulatory responsibilities under the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Lightly creased, touching the "W" of Willard. Lightly toned and creased. Show-through from paper loss and mounting remnants on verso touches signature. Show-through from notations on verso (does not touch signature). Torn from binding at left edge. Photo was folded once and unfolded. Otherwise, fine condition.

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Born: March 14, 1912 in DeKalb, Illinois
Died: April 24, 2010 in Washington, District of Columbia

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1964 Issues and Answers (in person)

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