GENERAL LEWIS B. "OLDEST SOLDIER" HERSHEY - ORIGINAL ART SIGNED - HFSID 56794
Sale Price $180.00
LEWIS B. HERSHEY
Lewis B. Hershey signs a left profile silhouette by artist Betty Kaufman.
Silhouette signed: "Lewis B. Hershey". B/w, 3x5 card. Original left profile silhouette by artist Betty Kaufman boldly signed beneath it by Hershey. He saw brief service in France, with the rank of Captain, in World War I. In October, 1940, Brigadier General Hershey was assigned to the staff of the newly created Selective Service System (September 16, 1940) and in December was named Deputy Director. In July, 1941, he became Director of Selective Service, a post he held until February, 1970, except for the time between his retirement in December, 1946, and his recall in January, 1947, and the few months between the expiration of the 1940 law in March, 1947, and the enactment of the peacetime draft a few months later. When Hershey retired in March, 1973, at the age of 79, he was the oldest man on active status. Lightly soiled. Glue remnants at corners from previous mounting. Notes on verso (unknown hand) no show through.
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