ALLEN J. ELLENDER - AUTOGRAPH SENTIMENT SIGNED 07/31/1945 - HFSID 293572
Sale Price $90.00
ALLEN J. ELLENDER
His handwritten sentiment on a small card, affixed on verso of a transmittal letter from his Senate office
Autograph Sentiment signed: "Sincerely,/Allen J. Ellender/U.S.S. La./July 31/1945", 3½x2 card, affixed to an 8½ by 11 sheet. Also affixed to the sheet is a Senate envelope bearing Ellender's stamped frank, and - on verso - a transmittal letter from his office, on his stationery as Chairman of the Committee on Agriculture and Forestry. ALLEN J. ELLENDER (1890-1972) was Huey Long's floor leader and then Speaker of the Louisiana House of Representatives before being elected to the US Senate (1937-1972). He served as Chairman of the Agriculture Committee, and - in the last session before his death - chaired the Appropriations Committee and was Senate President Pro Tem. Although generally a "states' rights" conservative, Ellender broke with other "Dixiecrats" by supporting the re-election of President Truman in 1948, and supported some state-level civil rights measures. He was known on Capitol Hill for his Cajun cooking; the Senate dining room still features Ellender Gumbo. From the collection of Ralph Errington Ward (1926-2009) a fighter pilot and squadron commander in the China-Burma-India Theater of World War II. Ward went on to become President and CEO of Cheseborough-Ponds, Inc., transforming the cosmetics firm into a major home product conglomerate. Minor ink marks (unknown hand). Fine condition.
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