ALBERT B. "HAPPY" CHANDLER - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 05/16/1957 - HFSID 346138
Sale Price $270.00
ALBERT B. "HAPPY" CHANDLER
The Governor of Kentucky signed this typed letter and sent it to Governor Edmund Muskie
Typed letter signed: "Albert B. Chandler” in black ink. 7¼x10½. Dated May 16, 1957. Sent to Governor Muskie, who served as Governor of Maine from 1955 to 1959. In Part: “Be assured of my warm regards, and please accept my sincere wishes for a pleasant and rewarding meeting”. Nicknamed "Happy",Albert B. Chandler (1898-1991) was the Commissioner of Baseball from 1945-1951. He was primarily a politician who served as KentuckyGovernor (1935-1939, 1955-1959) and U.S. Senator (1939-1945) before his appointment as leader of the MLB. He was chosen for the position out of fear of the owners that their players would be made eligible for the draft and thought Chandler could help their players become exempt. Perhaps his most significant contribution to the sport was his full support for integration. Jackie Robinson joined the Brooklyn Dodgers during Chandler's tenure with the commissioner's support.Chandler was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1982. Before his notable accomplishments as commissioner, he was elected Governor of Kentucky at the young age of 37 and led major tax reform. Twenty years later, he was nominated for a second term. During this last term he worked to balance the budget and supported integration just as he had when he worked for the MLB. Regular mailing creases. Otherwise, fine condition. Otherwise, fine condition.
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