MAYOR ABRAHAM D. BEAME - AUTOGRAPH SENTIMENT SIGNED CIRCA 1973 - HFSID 287978
ABRAHAM D. BEAME Beame signs "Best Wishes" on a 4½x3 card, in blue ink Autograph sentiment signed: "Best Wishes/Abe Beame". 4½x3 card, affixed to 5½x4½ album leaf.
Sale Price $81.00
ABRAHAM D. BEAME
Beame signs "Best Wishes" on a 4½x3 card, in blue ink
Autograph sentiment signed: "Best Wishes/Abe Beame". 4½x3 card, affixed to 5½x4½ album leaf. Abraham David "Abe" Beame (1906-2001) was New York City Budget Director (1952-1961) and Comptroller (1961-1969). A Democrat, he lost a bid for Mayor in 1969 to Republican John Lindsey, but won the office four years later, becoming the City's first Jewish Mayor in 1973. As Mayor, Beame was immediately confronted with budget crisis set off by a looming $1.5 billion city deficit. He managed to fend off bankruptcy through a combination of drastic austerity measures and state and federal aid, but lost to Ed Koch in a re-election bid in 1977, finishing third in a multi-candidate race. In Beame's last year in office, New York City had a $200 million budget surplus. Affixed with adhesive tape at top and bottom edges. Toned and creased. Corners worn and creased. Ink note (unknown hand) at lower right corner. Otherwise, fine condition.
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