GEORGE C. WALLACE - COLLECTION WITH EVERETT M. DIRKSEN, JOHN B. CONNALLY JR., RICHARD B. RUSSELL - HFSID 264514
POLITICIANS: GEORGE C. WALLACE, RICHARD B. RUSSELL, JOHN CONNALLY and EVERETT DIRKSEN Comprises: (1) GEORGE C. WALLACE. Photograph inscribed and signed: "Best Wishes to/Gregory Thorp/George Wallace/Gov of Ala". B/w, 3½x5 overall, image 3x3¾ (one surface). Fine condition. (2) GEORGE C.
Sale Price $306.00
POLITICIANS: GEORGE C. WALLACE, RICHARD B. RUSSELL, JOHN CONNALLY and EVERETT DIRKSEN
Comprises: (1) GEORGE C. WALLACE. Photograph inscribed and signed: "Best Wishes to/Gregory Thorp/George Wallace/Gov of Ala". B/w, 3½x5 overall, image 3x3¾ (one surface). Fine condition. (2) GEORGE C. WALLACE. Captioned newspaper photograph signed: "Best Wishes/George Wallace/Gov of Ala". B/w, 5x3¾, showing Wallace at a rally during his presidential campaign, affixed to left of photograph. Magazine photograph is slightly soiled at upper blank margin, ink note (unknown hand) at upper left corner. (3) RICHARD B. RUSSELL. Magazine Photograph signed: "Richard B. Russell". B/w, 3x3½ overall, image 2¼x3 (one surface). Printed headline, "Senator Russell/To Seek 7th Term/Defender of the South/Richard Brevard Russell Jr.", affixed at right margin of photograph, touching facial image. Unsigned captioned newspaper photograph, b/w, 1x1¼, affixed at right margin. Slightly soiled at blank margins. ½x¼-inch paper loss at upper right corner. Otherwise, fine condition. (4) JOHN CONNALLY. Newspaper Photograph signed: "John Connally". B/w, 5½x3¼ overall, image 4¾x2¾ (one surface). Captioned: "The Connallys, the Johnsons, JFK: A prayer at breakfast, Nov. 22". Slightly soiled at blank margins. Fine condition. On verso, (5) EVERETT DIRKSEN. TLS: "Everett M. Dirksen" as Minority Leader and U.S. Senator from Illinois, ¼p, 8x10½. Washington, D.C., 1964 January 8. To Mr. Gregory Lindsay Thorp, Fryeburg Academy, Fryeburg, Maine. In full: "It is a pleasure to inscribe the plate which came with your letter." Captioned magazine photograph, b/w, 2¾x3¼ overall, image 2½x2½ (one surface), affixed at lower left margin of letter. Tape remnant at upper right margin of photograph, which is chipped at lower blank edge. GEORGE CORLEY WALLACE (1919-1998) was Governor of Alabama from 1963-1967, 1971-1979 and 1983-1987. He was the leading opponent of integration in the U.S. in the 1960s, declaring: "Segregation today, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever." Wallace was the presidential nominee of the American Independent Party in 1968, winning 46 electoral votes and five southern states. He again sought the Democratic nomination for President in 1972. While campaigning in the Maryland primary (some polls showed him in the lead), Wallace was wounded in an assassination attempt that left him paralyzed and confined to a wheelchair. RICHARD BREVARD RUSSELL, JR. (1897-1971), like Wallace, fought to preserve the institution of segregation. Russell, who had begun his political career in the Georgia state House of Representatives (1921-1931; Speaker, 1927-1931), served as Governor of Georgia (1931-1933) before being elected a U.S. Senator from Georgia in 1933. Serving until his death in 1971, he was part of a "Southern bloc" that opposed legislation giving equal rights to Blacks and later became Chairman of the powerful Senate Appropriations Committee. In 1969, Russell was elected President Pro Tem of the Senate, becoming fourth in line for the presidency. JOHN BOWDEN CONNOLLY, JR. (1917-1993) was JFK's Secretary of the Navy (1961-1962), Governor of Texas (1963-1969) and Nixon's Secretary of the Treasury (1971-1972). He was wounded by Lee Harvey Oswald in the Kennedy assassination in Dallas, Texas on November 22, 1963. EVERETT McKINLEY DIRKSEN (1896-1969) was a U.S. Senator from Illinois from 1951 until his death in office in 1969. He served as Republican Whip from 1957-1959 and was Minority Leader from 1959-1969. Dirksen had previously been a U.S. Representative from the state from 1933-1949. Mounting sheet is lightly soiled. ¼-inch tear at upper right blank edge. Overall, fine condition. Five signed items.
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