GOVERNOR KEEN JOHNSON - FIRST DAY COVER SIGNED - HFSID 70909
Sale Price $63.00
This first day cover honoring American Artists of Audubon is signed by the former governor and journalist
First day cover signed: "Keen Johnson" in blue ink. 6½x3½. First Day Cover honoring Audubon, American Artist, postmarked Henderson, Kentucky, December 7, 1963, 5c stamp affixed, FIRST DAY COVER. Keen Johnson (1896-1970) was the 45th Governor of Kentucky. After serving in the US Army during World War I, Johnson purchased the "Elizabethtown Mirror" and built the struggling paper almost from the ground up. Later he purchased the "Richmond Daily Register" with one of his colleagues. As a result of one of his editorials, Johnson was named executive secretary of the State Democratic Central Committee in 1932. He continued to hold this position and publish the Register through 1939. In 1935, Johnson was elected as lieutenant governor of Kentucky, under Governor A. B. "Happy" Chandler, and served until 1939. When Chandler resigned in 1939, Johnson became Governor, serving until 1943. Lightly toned. Corners rounded. Otherwise, fine condition.
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