JOHN W. GARDNER - AUTOGRAPH 03/22/1966 CO-SIGNED BY: MARY TAYLOR - HFSID 26653
Sale Price $162.00
JOHN W. GARDNER and MARY TAYLOR
Signatures of LBJ's Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare and a country music singer.
Signatures: "John W Gardner/Secretary of Health, Education & Welfare/March 22, 1966" and, on verso, inscribed signature: "To/George/&/KWJJ/Here's to you're playing/all good Country/Music/Best/Mary Taylor/Capitol", 2p, 6¾x9¼. Newspaper photograph, b/w, 1¾x2¾, affixed beneath Gardner's signature. At upper margin, Taylor has dated her side: "3-25-66". JOHN WILLIAM GARDNER (1912-2002), who had served as President of the Carnegie Corporation, was Lyndon B. Johnson's Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare from 1965-1968. During Gardner's tenure, Medicare was launched and the landmark Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 was passed. Gardner, who was involved in the creation of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and founded Common Cause and Independent Sector, was also the author of several books, primarily on leadership, including Excellence: Can We Be Equal and Excellent Too? (1961), Self-Renewal (1964), No Easy Victories (1968), The Recovery of Confidence (1970), In Common Cause (1972) and On Leadership (1990). He was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1964. Country music singer MARY TAYLOR released a number of singles for Capitol Records, including "He Believes Me" (a rockabilly hit)/"If You Think You Feel Lonesome", and "We Fooled "Em Again"/"Don't Waste Your Time" as well as "Hey Sweet Thing"/"If You Want It, Come Get It" with Roy Clark. She also recorded for Dot, releasing singles that include "Feed Me One More Lie"/"I'll Be Better Off" and "The Bridge I Tried to Burn"/"Alexander". Lightly creased. Show through of ink on both sides. Page numbers at lower corners. Irregular left edge from removal from bound book. Overall, fine condition.
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