ADMIRAL GEORGE W. ANDERSON - INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH MOUNT SIGNED - HFSID 290857
Sale Price $288.00
GEORGE W. ANDERSON
Formal 11x14 photo of the former Chief of Naval Operations, famous for his heated exchanges with Defense Secretary Robert McNamara during the Cuban missile crisis
Photograph Mount inscribed and signed: "To Kent Kistler with best wishes/George W. Anderson/Admiral, US Navy (ret)/Chief of Naval Operations 1961-63/US Ambassador to Portugal 1963-66". Color 7½x9¼ photograph, 11x14 mount. George Whelan Anderson, Jr. (1906-1992), an Annapolis graduate (1930), was a naval aviator and test pilot. In World War II, he served as navigator aboard the second carrier Yorktown. In peacetime, he served as Dwight D. Eisenhower's aide at NATO headquarters, and commanded carriers, including the Franklin D. Roosevelt. He commanded naval forces in key trouble spots, including the Taiwan Straits and the Eastern Mediterranean (during the 1958 US intervention in Lebanon). He was Chief of Naval Operations (1961-1963), and was widely expected to become the next Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, but his numerous conflicts with Defense Secretary Robert McNamara prevented that. Anderson and McNamara battled over procurement policies, but their differences were especially heated during the Cuban missile crisis of 1962, when Anderson believed the Navy's operations were being subjected to too much civilian interference, and McNamara thought Anderson's conduct bordered on mutiny. Anderson left the Navy, becoming US Ambassador to Portugal and encouraging the peaceful transition of Portugal's African colonies to independence. He later served on the President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board (1973-1977), a body set up to offer the President a "second opinion" on intelligence projections by the CIA. Photograph torn at left corner. Corners on mount worn and creased. Mounting residue and paper affixed on verso. Otherwise, fine condition.
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