LEWIS L. STRAUSS - BOOK SIGNED CIRCA 1962 - HFSID 226069
Sale Price $198.00
Hardbound signed copy of Lewis Strauss' novel Men and Decisions
Book signed: "Lewis L. Strauss" on first blank flyleaf, 484p, 6¼x9½, hardcover. Men and Decisions Doubleday & Company, Inc., New York: 1962. On November 13, 1958, Lewis Lichtenstein Strauss (born in 1896), a former investment banker and veteran of WWII, was appointed Secretary of Commerce by President Dwight D. Eisenhower. On June 27, 1959, by a vote of 49-46, the U.S. Senate refused to confirm Strauss, making him the first Cabinet nominee to be rejected by the Senate since 1925. There was opposition to Strauss because of his role as Chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission (1953-1958). Specifically, in June 1954, J. Robert Oppenheimer, the head of the Los Alamos laboratory for atomic research during WWII, was denied security clearance by the Atomic Energy Commission. There were Senators who voted against Strauss' nomination for that reason alone. Includes dust cover which is slightly worn. Otherwise, fine condition.
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