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HARRY SCOTT ASHMORE - FIRST DAY COVER SIGNED - HFSID 325981

HARRY ASHMORE Ashmore signs a First Day Cover honoring Adlai Stevenson First Day Cover signed: "Harry Ashmore", in blue ink, 6½x3½. First Day Cover honoring Adlai Stevenson, postmarked Bloominton, Illinois, October 23, 1965, 5 c stamp affixed, FIRST DAY OF ISSUE.

Sale Price $63.00

Reg. $70.00

Condition: slightly creased
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HARRY ASHMORE
Ashmore signs a First Day Cover honoring Adlai Stevenson
First Day Cover signed: "Harry Ashmore", in blue ink, 6½x3½. First Day Cover honoring Adlai Stevenson, postmarked Bloominton, Illinois, October 23, 1965, 5 c stamp affixed, FIRST DAY OF ISSUE. Journalist Harry Scott Ashmore (1916-1998) joined the staff of the Arkansas Gazette in 1947, and soon became its executive editor. He soon developed a reputation as a moderate liberal, and delivered a groundbreaking speech on civil rights to the Southern Governors Conference in 1951. US Supreme Court Justices received advanced copies of his book, The Negro and the Schools (1954), and Chief Justice Warren later told Ashmore that the book had an impact on the Court's desegregation rulings. He took a leave of absence to play a prominent role in Adlai Stevenson's Presidential campaign of 1956. During the Little Rock desegregation crisis of 1957, Ashmore's was a prominent voice calling for compliance with the law, making him a favorite target in the speeches of Governor Orville Faubus, a former friend. After leaving the Gazette in 1959, Ashmore continued writing, and served as editor of the Encyclopedia Brittanica. Slightly creased. Pencil note (unknown hand) on verso. Otherwise, fine condition.

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