loading..

JOHN W. GARDNER - TYPESCRIPT SIGNED - HFSID 23027

JOHN W. GARDNER Typescript of "The American Commitment". Typescript signed: "John W Gardner" on page 5, 5p, 8½x11, separate sheets. Headed: "The American Commitment". Begins: "

Sale Price $170.00

Reg. $200.00

Condition: lightly creased
PSA / JSA Authentication Guarantee
Free U.S. Shipping
Chat now or call 800-425-5379

JOHN W. GARDNER
Typescript of "The American Commitment".
Typescript signed: "John W Gardner" on page 5, 5p, 8½x11, separate sheets. Headed: "The American Commitment". Begins: "I BELIEVE that large numbers of Americans - and I count myself among them - have in recent years come to some kind of decision as to the sort of society they really want. We found ourselves in a period of unprecedented affluence, and we decided that affluence wasn't enough. We found ourselves in a period of extraordinary technical achievements, and we decided that technical proficience wasn't enough. We decided that what we really wanted was a society designed for people: * a society in which every young person could fulfill the promise that was in him; * a society in which every person, young or old, could live his life with some measure of dignity; * a society in which ignorance and disease and want would tyrannize no longer; * a society of opportunity and fulfillment...." 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. Lightly creased. Folded on last page, not at signature. Light paper clip impressions at upper blank corners. Overall, fine condition.

This website image may contain our company watermark. The actual item does not contain this watermark

See more listings from these signers
Make an offer today and get a quick response
Check your account for the status.

Following offer submission users will be contacted at their account email address within 48 hours. Our response will be to accept your offer, decline your offer or send you a final counteroffer. All offers can be viewed from within the "Document Offers" area of your HistoryForSale account. Please review the Make Offer Terms prior to making an offer.

If you have not received an offer acceptance or counter-offer email within 24-hours please check your spam/junk email folder.

 

World-Wide Shipping

Fast FedEx and USPS shipping

Authenticity Guaranteed

COA with every purchase

Questions Answered 24/7

Contact us day or night

Submit Offers

Get a quick response