EDWARD "TED" KENNEDY - PAMPHLET SIGNED CO-SIGNED BY: DEAN RUSK, JOHN B. CONNALLY JR., ROBERT STRANGE MCNAMARA - HFSID 153374
Sale Price $1,020.00
FORMER CABINET MEMBERS AND A BROTHER HONOR JFK: EDWARD "TED" KENNEDY, DEAN RUSK, ROBERT S. McNAMARA and JOHN CONNALLY. Pamphlet signed: "Dean Rusk", "Robert S. McNamara", "John Connally" and "Ted Kennedy", 10¼x5½ sheet, folded into six 3½x5½ panels, front and verso (display is windowed to show three panels on verso). Pamphlet announcing the issue of the John F. Kennedy Presidential Art Medal, 5-cent Kennedy stamp affixed, postmarked Los Angeles, California, May 29, 1964, the 47th anniversary of JFK's birth. Just six months earlier, on November 22, 1963, JFK had been assassinated in Dallas, Texas. The pamphlet is signed by EDWARD "TED" KENNEDY, JFK's youngest brother, who first made a political name for himself by successfully managing John's 1958 Senate re-election campaign. Edward's political acumen later proved essential in securing the 1960 Democratic presidential nomination for his brother, and subsequently the presidency itself. Ted Kennedy has served as a U.S. Senator from Massachusetts since 1962. JOHN B. CONNALLY (1917-1993), the Governor of Texas from 1963 to 1969, had previously served as JFK's Secretary of the Navy (1961-1962). A passenger in the President's limousine at the time of the assassination, Connally was badly wounded in the attack. He later served as President Richard M. Nixon's Secretary of the Treasury (1971-1972). DEAN RUSK (1909-1991), Secretary of State under JFK and his successor, Lyndon B. Johnson (1961-1969), and ROBERT McNAMARA, Secretary of Defense under JFK and LBJ (1961-1968), advised President Kennedy during confrontations with the Communist world regarding the Bay of Pigs (April 1961) and the Berlin Wall (June-August 1961). During the Cuban Missile Crisis (October 1962), when the presence of Soviet offensive nuclear missiles in Cuba brought the U.S. to the brink of war, McNamara advocated the use of a naval quarantine. This strategy was ultimately adopted by Kennedy to bring the crisis to a peaceful solution. Fine condition. Framed in the Gallery of History style: 33x29.
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