JOHN L. McCLELLAN - AUTOGRAPH - HFSID 293460
Sale Price $162.00
JOHN L. McCLELLAN
Three ink signatures on his US Senate stationery
Signatures: "John L. McClellan" three times as US Senator, 8x10½ page, affixed at an 8½x11 page (2 surfaces). Signed on letterhead of the Senate Committee on Naval Affairs. Transmittal envelope bearing McClellan's ink stamp frank is affixed on verso. JOHN LITTLE McCLELLAN (1896-1977), a WWI veteran, served as U.S. Representative (1935-1939) and U.S. Senator from Arkansas (1943 until his death in 1977). The powerful Democrat was Chairman of the Senate Committees on Expenditures in Executive Departments (1949-1953), Government Operations (1955-1973), Labor Management Relations (1957-1961) and Appropriations (1971-1977). These signatures must derive from McClellan's first Senate term, since he is listed here as a relatively junior Democrat on the Naval Committee, to which he was appointed in 1945. In his second term, he began his progression through chairmanships of increasingly important committees, culminating in the powerful Appropriations Committee. McClellan led a walkout of Democrats from the Army-McCarthy hearings in 1954 to protest the conduct of Senator Joseph McCarthy. His own committees conducted aggressive investigations into organized crime, fraud in government contracts, and labor racketeering. From the collection Ralph Errington Ward (1926-2009) a fighter pilot and squadron commander in the China-Burma-India Theater of World War II. Ward became President and CEO of Cheseborough-Ponds, Inc., transforming the cosmetics firm into a major home product conglomerate. Multiple mailing folds. Lightly toned. Otherwise, fine condition.
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