CLAUDE D. PEPPER - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 131766
Sale Price $180.00
Inscribed photo of the senior citizen advocate
Photograph inscribed and signed: "To Doug Voegler/with all good wishes/Claude Pepper". B/w, 8x10. Claude Pepper (1900-1990), a Democrat, was a US Senator from Florida (1936-1951). Pepper had been a strong supporter of President Franklin Roosevelt, who died on April 12, 1945, but tried to block President Truman's re-nomination in 1948. In retaliation, Truman persuaded a more conservative Democrat, US Representative George Smathers, to unseat Pepper in the 1950 Democratic primary. After more than a decade out of office, Pepper would return to the US House of Representatives for 13 terms (1963-1989). As Chairman of the newly created House Select Committee on Aging, he became a foremost advocate for senior citizens, promoting Social Security and Medicare and passing legislation abolishing most mandatory retirement rules. Four days before his death, President George H. W. Bush awarded him the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Signature lightly beaded but legible. Mounting residue and ink stamp on verso. Otherwise, fine condition.
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