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JOHN IRVING WHALLEY - FIRST DAY COVER SIGNED - HFSID 71557

JOHN IRVING WHALLEY This First Day Cover honoring Cordell Hull is signed by the Congressman from Pennsylvania First Day Cover Signed: “J. Irving Whalley” in blue ink on a 6½x3½ envelope.

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JOHN IRVING WHALLEY This First Day Cover honoring Cordell Hull is signed by the Congressman from Pennsylvania First Day Cover Signed: “J. Irving Whalley” in blue ink on a 6½x3½ envelope. The First Day Cover honors Cordell Hull, a primary author of the charter of the United Nations and longest-serving United States Secretary of State in the history of the position. Whalley's signature is particularly appropriate given that he served on the Foreign Affairs Committee. Postmarked Carthage, Tennessee, October 5, 1963. Five cent stamp affixed. FIRST DAY OF ISSUE. 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. Pinholes on verso. Otherwise, fine condition.

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