EDWARD "TED" KENNEDY - FIRST DAY COVER SIGNED CO-SIGNED BY: DEAN RUSK, JOHN B. CONNALLY JR., ROBERT STRANGE MCNAMARA - HFSID 153377
Sale Price $1,190.00
A TRIBUTE TO JOHN F. KENNEDY: EDWARD "TED" KENNEDY, JOHN CONNALLY, ROBERT S.
McNAMARA and DEAN RUSK. First Day Cover signed: "John
Connally", "Robert S. McNamara", "Ted
Kennedy" and "Dean Rusk", 6¼x3½. Republic of
Dahomey FDC honoring J.F.K., 100-franc stamp affixed, pictorially postmarked
President John F. Kennedy/(1917-1963)/22 Nov. 65/PREMIER JOUR COTONOU (FIRST
DAY OF ISSUE). This FDC honoring U.S. President John F. Kennedy was issued by
the West African nation of Dahomey (now Benin) on November 22, 1965, exactly two
years after Kennedy's assassination in Dallas, Texas. EDWARD "TED"
KENNEDY, JFK's youngest brother, first made a political name for himself by
successfully managing JFK's 1958 Senate re-election campaign. Ted's
political acumen later proved essential in securing the 1960 Democratic
presidential nomination - and the presidency itself -- for his brother. Kennedy
has been a U.S. Senator from Massachusetts since 1962. JOHN B.
CONNALLY (1917-1993), appointed Kennedy's Secretary of the Navy in
1961, was the Governor of Texas (1963-1969) and a passenger in JFK's
limousine at the time of Kennedy's assassination. Connally, who was badly
wounded by one of the assassin's bullets, later served as Secretary of the
Treasury (1971-1972). DEAN RUSK (1909-1994), as Secretary of State
under JFK and his successor, Lyndon B. Johnson (1961-1969), advised
President Kennedy during confrontations with the Communist world at the Bay of
Pigs (April 1961) and the Berlin Wall (June-August 1961). ROBERT McNAMARA
was Secretary of Defense under JFK and LBJ (1961-1968). During the Cuba
Missile Crisis (October 1962), when the presence of Soviet offensive nuclear
missiles in Cuba brought the world to the brink of war, McNamara advocated the
use of naval quarantine. This strategy was ultimately adopted by Kennedy to
bring the crisis to a peaceful solution. Lightly rippled. Slightly soiled at
lower right edge. Fine condition. Framed in the Gallery of History style:
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