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Signature from the Secretary of Commerce under President Lyndon Baines Johnson
Signature: "John T. Connor" in blue ink. 5x3 card. Typed caption: "John T. Connor/U. S. Secretary of Commerce/1965 - 1967". Connor (1914-2000) was Secretary of Commerce (1965-1967) under President Lyndon Baines Johnson. A former president of Merck Pharmaceuticals and a Marine who dealt with the procurement of penicillin during World War II, he was co-chairman of Johnson's1964 presidential campaign. Connor helped to settle two strikes during his term - a 1965 East Coast dock strike in and a 1966 General Electric strike. He resigned due to disagreements with Johnson's management style. In the early 1970s, Connor headed the Committee of Business Executives against the Vietnam War. Lightly toned. Otherwise, fine condition.

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Born: November 3, 1914 in Syracuse, New York
Died: October 6, 2000 in Boston, Massachusetts

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