ASSOCIATE JUSTICE WILLIAM O. DOUGLAS - BOOK SIGNED CIRCA 1961 CO-SIGNED BY: JOHN L. McCLELLAN, PERLE MESTA, WILBER M. BRUCKER, DONALD A. QUARLES, VICE ADMIRAL EVAN PETER AURAND, JANE HADLEY (MRS. ALBEN BARKLEY) BARKLEY, SPESSARD L. HOLLAND, HOMER FERGUSON, ORAL ROBERTS, ARTHUR E. SUMMERFIELD, VICE ADMIRAL JOHN MYLIN WILL, ASSOCIATE JUSTICE TOM C. CLARK, VAN CLIBURN, GENERAL OMAR N. BRADLEY, CLARK M. CLIFFORD, ASSOCIATE JUSTICE STANLEY F. REED, GENERAL IRA C. EAKER, NEIL HOSLER McELROY, ADMIRAL ARTHUR W. RADFORD, HERMAN E. TALMADGE, GENERAL RANDOLPH MCCALL PATE, MARJORIE MERRIWETHER POST, WINIFRED ELGIN REED, KATHARINE ST. GEORGE, KERMIT ROOSEVELT JR., MYRTLE JONES FERGUSON, MARGUERITE HIGGINS, JOSEPH W. MARTIN JR., WALTER NEWBOLD WALMSLEY JR., MARIA-TERESA DOMENECH WALMSLEY, PRINCESS EMI - HFSID 266132
WILLIAM O. DOUGLAS, GENERAL OMAR N. BRADLEY, VAN CLIBURN, CLARK M. CLIFFORD, PERLE MESTA, MARJORIE MERRIWETHER POST, ADMIRAL ARTHUR RADFORD, ORAL ROBERTS, TOM C. CLARK, KERMIT ROOSEVELT, JR. Guest book of philanthropist Rebecca Pollard Guggenheim Logan from her Washington, D.C. home.
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WILLIAM O. DOUGLAS, GENERAL OMAR N. BRADLEY, VAN CLIBURN, CLARK M. CLIFFORD, PERLE MESTA, MARJORIE MERRIWETHER POST, ADMIRAL ARTHUR RADFORD, ORAL ROBERTS, TOM C. CLARK, KERMIT ROOSEVELT, JR. Guest book of philanthropist Rebecca Pollard Guggenheim Logan from her Washington, D.C. home. The book is signed by numerous politicians, artists, and military officers, including Supreme Court Justices William O. Douglas, Stanley Reed, and Tom C. Clark, Five-Star General Omar N. Bradley, Joint Chief of Staff Admiral Arthur Radford, Presidential Advisor Clark M. Clifford, Cabinet Members, U.S. senators and congressmen, ambassadors to and from the U.S., general-grade military officers, and plenty of members of the nobility and celebrities. Over 50 signatures in all. Book signed: "Marjorie Post", "Perle Mesta" five times, "Admiral & Mrs Arthur Radford", "Wm O Douglas", "Oral Roberts", "Omar Bradley", "Mary & Tom C Clark" twice and "Tom C Clark" by Clark, "Clark Clifford", "Kermit & Polly Roosevelt", "Joseph W. Martin, Jr., "Gen. R. McCall C. Pate", "Maria-Teresa Walmsley", "Walter Walmsley", "James Van Alen", "Candace Van Alen", "Emily di Bitetto Cito-Filomarino", "Lillian von Hanno", "Stanley Reed". "Gerson Nordlinger, Jr", "Samuel Scrivener, Jr", "Clara H. Brucker" "Wilber M. Brucker". "Peggy Mrs. A. Mitchell Palmer", "Jeanne de Rothschild", "Eugene de Rothschild", "Mrs. Alben W. Barkley", "Capt. E. P. Aurand", "Clarence Hewes". "Congressman Jim Fulton - Penna", "Admiral Sir Michael Denny", "Homer Ferguson" , "Senator H. E. Talmadge", "Marjorie Morgenstierne", "Ira Eaker", "Victor Andrade (Bolivia)". "Mario Rodriguez Santiago Chile", "Howard Beale Australian Embassy Washington", "Neil McElroy" "Marguerite Higgins Hall", "Vice Admiral John M. Will", "Stuart Rockwell", "Arthur Summerfield", "Donald A. Quarles", "Hank Fort", "John McClellan" "Katharine St George" and "My best wishes/Van Cliburn" in various inks. Many signers, guests at multiple events, have signed more than once. Numerous unknown signatures. Lead pencil and black ink notations in an unknown hand. 103 pages, 10½x7¾x1, single-sided sheets. Gold-colored edges on pages, red satin moiré flyleaves and pastedowns. Brown leather or imitation leather covers. The signatures in this book are dated between April 26, 1958 and Oct. 29, 1961. Title in gold-colored print on cover: "Firenze House/Vol. VI". Pencil notations on second page in unknown hand: "Guest book of/Polly Guggenheim/&/Jack Logan". "Polly Logan" possibly refers to Rebecca Pollard Guggenheim Logan - also known as "Polly" - who died in 1994 at age 90. Logan was an important Washington, D.C. hostesses and philanthropist who entertained government officials, artists, military leaders, fellow philanthropists, and Supreme Court justices from the 1940s to 1970s at Firenze House, one of Washington D.C.'s most lavish estates. DOUGLAS (1898-1980) served as chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission from 1937 to 1939, when President Franklin D. Roosevelt appointed him Associate Justice of the Supreme Court to succeed Louis D. Brandeis. Justice Douglas' service on the Court totaled 36 years and seven months, longer than any other justice up until that point. He retired in November 1975 and died five years later at the age of 81. He was strongly libertarian in his opinions, distrustful of establishments of all types, and considered himself a voice for the voiceless and powerless. CLARK (1899-1977, born in Dallas, Texas) was President Truman's Attorney General (1945-1949) before being appointed to the Supreme Court by President Truman in 1949. He served until his son Ramsey was appointed Attorney General by President Johnson in 1967, when he retired to avoid possible conflicts of interest. In January of 1944, BRADLEY (1893-1981) took command of the First Army, which, constituting the Allied right wing, landed at Utah and Omaha beaches, Normandy on D-Day, June 6, 1944. In August of 1944, he became the Commander of the 12th Army Group, the largest force ever commanded on the field. Bradley served as the first chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from 1949 to 1953, being promoted to Five-Star General of the Army in 1950. Lacking the arrogance and ostentation of some other generals, Bradley became known as "the soldier's general." American pianist CLIBURN (1934-2013) was honored in a New York ticker tape parade - the only classical musician ever so honored - after winning the International Tchaikovsky Piano Competition in Moscow at the height of the Cold War (1958). A child prodigy, he made thousands of concert appearances and many recordings. He performed at the White House during the Reagan-Gorbachev summit meeting in 1986 and made a 16-city tour in 1994. CLIFFORD (1906-1998) was an American lawyer who advised four Democratic United States presidents. He was an aide for Harry S. Truman during World War II and became his special counsel in 1946, helping Truman to develop the Truman Doctrine and persuading him to recognize the state of Israel. He later became secretary of defense under President Lyndon B. Johnson in 1968. His stay was brief - less than a year - but he did manage in that short time to convince Johnson that he needed to start working toward an end to the Vietnam War. Presidents John F. Kennedy and Jimmy Carter also sought his advice. MESTA (1889-1975, born Perle Skirvin in Sturgis, Michigan) was known as Washington, D.C.'s "hostess with the mostest" for her lavish parties that attracted the capital's glitterati. The wife of steel manufacturer George Mesta, she inherited his fortune when he died in 1925 and moved to Washington, D.C. in 1940. Mesta was a part of the National Woman's Party and was an early supporter of the Equal Rights Amendment and Harry S. Truman. Her support of the latter earned her an ambassadorship to Luxembourg. Irving Berlin fans may recognize her as the inspiration for his musical Call Me Madam, which starred Ethel Merman. POST (1887-1973) was an American socialite who was once the richest woman in the United States, with a fortune of around a quarter of a billion dollars. She was the daughter of C.W. Post and inherited her father's Postum Cereal Company when she was 27. Postum branched out into other foods under her supervision, including frozen foods. Her company acquired patents for packaging frozen food from Clarence Birdseye in 1929 and founded the Birds Eye Frosted Foods Company, which later became General Foods Corporation. Post was also a philanthropist. Among her charitable works were donations to build field hospitals in France during World War I, which earned her France's Legion of Honor. RADFORD (1896-1973) served as commander of carrier division eleven (July to December 1943) and carrier division six, U.S. Pacific Fleet (November 1944 to August 1945). He was awarded the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign medal, the World War II Victory Medal, the Philippine Liberation Ribbon with one bronze star, and Companion of the Order of the Bath by Great Britain. Radford was promoted to Rear Admiral (temporary) on July 21, 1943 (made permanent on August 7, 1947), Vice Admiral (temporary) on May 25, 1946 and Four-Star Admiral on April 7, 1949. From 1953 to 1957, he served as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. ROBERTS (1918-2009), born Granville Oral Roberts, attended Oklahoma Baptist University and Phillips University but left before earning a degree from either. As a minister of the Pentecostal Holiness Church, he became a traveling faith-healer. Known for setting up a large tent that held some 3000 folding chairs at each of his destinations, he developed a huge following. Roberts left the Pentecostal Church to found Oral Roberts Evangelistic Association in 1947. He began broadcasting his revivals on television in 1955 - becoming the first televangelist. Oral Roberts University took its first students in 1965 and he opened his City of Faith Medical and Research Center in 1981. ROOSEVELT (1916-2000), the grandson of President Theodore Roosevelt and an O.S.S. agent during World War II, is best remembered for planning the C.I.A.'s Operation Ajax, a 1953 coup that removed Dr. Mohammed Mossadegh, the democratically elected Prime Minister of Iran, and installed Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi in his place. Mossadegh was a fervent nationalist who tried to nationalize British oil interests in Iran. The shah reversed Mossadegh's nationalization and, with American assistance, began a massive program of national development and modernization. However, he was criticized for his autocratic rule, an unequal distribution of oil wealth, and the activities of the secret police, the Savak, which tortured and executed dissidents. Roosevelt published a book about the coup, Countercoup: The Struggle for the Control of Iran, in 1979 - ironically, the year that the Shah was overthrown by the Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini - in which he argued that the coup was staged to prevent a takeover by the Iranian Communist Party. After leaving the C.I.A., Roosevelt was director of government affairs at Gulf Oil for six years, and then directed, consulted, and lobbied for companies operating in the Middle East. JOSEPH. W. MARTIN (1884-1968) a U.S. congressman from Massachusetts (1925-1967), was minority leader, and the Speaker of the House (1947-1953), the only Republican Speaker between 1933 and 1995. General Randolph McCall Pate (1898-1961), a veteran of World War II and Korea, was Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps (1956-1959). WALTER WALMSLEY (1904-1973), a veteran U.S. Foreign Service Officer, was Ambassador to Tunisia (1959-1962). JAMES VAN ALEN (1902-1991) is best known as the International Tennis Hall of Fame Founder. His wife, CANDACE VAN ALEN (1912-2002) also helped found the International Tennis Hall of Fame, but was a successful author in her own right, writing the weekly column "Between the Lines". The former Emily Stuart was married to Count Cito-Filomarino di Bitetto, descendant of the former monarchs of the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies, which governed southern Italy until Italian unification. LILLIAN VON HANNO was the former lady-in-waiting to Queen Maud of Norway (d. 1938), wife of King Haakon VII and the granddaughter of Queen Victoria. STANLEY REED (1884-1980) FDR's solicitor general, was also an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (1938-1957). GERSON NORDLINGER, JR. (1916-2010), a CPA who had studied music in France under Robert Casadesus, was a board member of the National Symphony Orchestra for 58 years. SAMUEL SCRIVENER, JR. was a Washington D.C. lawyer specializing in trademark litigation. WILBER M. BRUCKER (1894-1968) was governor of Michigan (1931-1933) and secretary of the Army (1955-1961). CLARA H. BRUCKER (1892-1980) was Governor Brucker's wife. MARGARET PALMER, Mrs. A. Mitchell Palmer, was the wife of President Wilson's controversial attorney general. Mrs. Palmer remained a prominent figure in Washington D.C. society long after her husband's death in 1936. JEANNE DE ROTHSCHILD (1908-2003) may be better remembered as English stage and screen actress Jeanne Stuart. In 1952, she married BARON EUGENE DE ROTHSCHILD, of the Austrian branch of the Rothschild banking family. His finances pillaged by the Nazis, the Baron was living in (relatively) modest circumstances in Washington D.C. The couple later re-settled to Monte Carlo. Jane Hadley, MRS. ALBEN W. BARKLEY (1911-1964) was the widow of Vice President Alben Barkley. The couple married in 1949, making this the only wedding thus far of a sitting vice president. After her husband's death in 1956, Mrs. Barkley wrote a memoir, I Married the Veep (1958). ADMIRAL EVAN P. AURAND (1917-1989), a decorated World War II veteran, was naval aide to President Eisenhower. Accompanying the President on many global trips, Aurand was also in charge of Camp David. CLARENCE HEWES (b. 1890) was a foreign service officer and delegate to the Republican National Conventions of 1948 and 1952. JAMES G. FULTON (1903-1971) was a Republican congressman from Pennsylvania (1945-1971). Admiral Sir MICHAEL DENNY (1896-1972) was a Royal Navy veteran of both World Wars, later serving as Third Sea Lord. HOMER FERGUSON (1889-1982), a Republican U.S. senator from Michigan (1943-1955), sponsored the legislation inserting "under God" into the Pledge of Allegiance. MYRTLE JONES FERGUSON (1893-1986) was the senator's wife. He was U.S. ambassador to the Philippines (1955-1956). HERMAN TALMADGE (1913-2002), a Democrat, was governor of Georgia (1947-1955) and a U.S. senator (1957-1981). MARJORIE MORGENSTIERNE, the daughter of Norway's ambassador to the U.S. during World War II, was Miss United Nations 1946. IRA C. EAKER (1896-1987), as deputy commander of the Eighth Air Force during World War II, was a chief architect of the strategic bombing campaign in Europe. Later in the war he served as commander of the Mediterranean Air Forces. VICTOR ANDRADE was Bolivian Ambassador to the United States, and a candidate for President of Bolivia in 1966. MARIO RODRIGUEZ was a Chilean ambassador to the United States. HOWARD BEALE (1898-1983) was an Australian ambassador to the United States. NEIL McELROY (1904-1983), former President of Proctor & Gamble, was U.S. Secretary of Defense (1957-1959). MARGUERITE HIGGINS (HALL) 1920-1966, was a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, who covered wars from World War II to Vietnam and landed interviews with Khrushchev, Franco, and Nehru, among others. STUART ROCKWELL (1917-2011) was U.S. Consul in Madrid, and a delegate to several sessions of the UN General Assembly. ARTHUR SUMMERFIELD (1899-1972), who was Chairman of the Republican National Committee, played a key role in securing the presidential nomination for Dwight Eisenhower. He also served as U.S. postmaster general (1953-1961). DONALD A. QUARLES (1894-1959), an executive of Bell Telephone Laboratories, was Secretary of the Air Force (1955-1957) and Deputy Secretary of Defense (1957-1959). Eleanor Hankins "HANK" FORT (1914-1973) composed and performed over 400 pieces of country and patriotic music, her last piece dedicated to President Nixon. Senators John L. McClellan and Barry Goldwater were pallbearers at her funeral. JOHN L. McCLELLAN (1896-1977), a Democrat, represented Arkansas in the U.S. House (1935-1939) and Senate (1943-1977). He was the longest serving U.S. Senator in Arkansas history. KATHARINE ST GEORGE (1894-1983), a Republican, represented New York in the U.S. House from 1947 to 1965. She introduced the first successful legislation requiring equal pay for equal work without regard to gender (1963). Lightly toned, soiled, creased and bowed. Pen skipped while writing some signatures, which are still legible. Some signatures have lightly smeared and bled, but are legible. Random ink smudges. Covers have lightly chipped edges and hinges. Lightly rounded and worn corners. Otherwise, fine condition.
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