JOHN EDWARD BYRNE - TYPED LETTER SIGNED - HFSID 273966
JOHN E. BYRNE
Typed Letter on GSA letterhead, signed by the advance man on JFK's fatal trip to Dallas.
Typed Letter signed: "John E. Byrne" as Director of Information, 1 page, 8x10½. Washington, D.C., 1968 December 27. On letterhead of the General Services Administration to Danny Franklin, Sunnyslope, Arizona. In full: "The Administrator has asked me to thank you for your very pleasant letter of December 24 and to send you the autographed photograph which you requested. I regret that we cannot send you one of the photographs of President Johnson which were distributed as a service by the General Services Administration to other Federal agencies to fill their requests. Our stocks of these photographs, which were not paid for by Federal funds, are now exhausted and we will not receive back any of the copies. Sincerely". After Army Air Corps service in World War II, John Edward "Jeb" Byrne (b. 1925) became a correspondent for the International News Service. From 1958 to 1960, he was Press Secretary to the Governor of Maine. After working on JFK's Presidential campaign, Byrne became an administrator for the General Services Administration (1961-1980), and was then promoted to Director of the Federal Register, National Archives (1980-1988). Byrne was "advance man" for President Kennedy's trip to Dallas, November 21-22, 1963, responsible for scheduling and other arrangements. Byrne's papers, including extensive documentation and photographs from the fateful Dallas trip, are stored at the Kennedy Presidential Library. Fine condition.
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