JOHN IRVING WHALLEY - AUTOGRAPH - HFSID 71560
JOHN IRVING WHALLEY The businessman-turned-Congressman signed this card in blue felt tip pen Signature: “J. Irving Whalley” on a 3½x2 card. J. Irving Whalley (1902-1980) was a local businessman and
Sale Price $72.00
JOHN IRVING WHALLEY The businessman-turned-Congressman signed this card in blue felt tip pen Signature: “J. Irving Whalley” on a 3½x2 card. J. Irving Whalley (1902-1980) was a local businessman and Congressman who served in the United States House of Representatives from 1960-1973: for the 18th district (1960-1963) and the 12th district (1963-1973). As a teenager, he started working for a Ford dealership and 12 years later, he owned it. He gradually expanded his business to 13 dealerships across the state of Pennsylvania. Most of the legislation he supported involved taxes on automobiles and the improvement of highways around the country. The year after his retirement, he faced allegations of required staff salary kickbacks to help him cover his own political business expenses. He pled guilty to obstruction of justice and served three years of probation. Name in pencil in unknown hand on verso. Lightly toned. Otherwise, fine condition.
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