MAYOR WILLIAM O'DWYER - PRINTED CARD SIGNED IN INK - HFSID 26825
Sale Price $108.00
Ink signature as Mayor of New York, on imprinted card
Printed Card signed in ink: "William O'Dwyer" as Mayor, 3¾x5. Printed autograph card from the Office of the Mayor, New York City. William O'Dwyer (1890-1964) was the 100th Mayor of New York. Previously a Kings County judge and district attorney, he won plaudits for prosecuting members of Murder, Incorporated. After losing a mayoral bid to Fiorello LaGuardia in 1941, he served in the US Army in World War II, rising to the rank of brigadier general. He was elected Mayor in 1946. O'Dwyer appointed Robert Moses as the City's construction coordinator, worked successfully to make New York the permanent home of the United Nations, had initiated the first Israel Day parade. He was re-elected in 1949, but resigned the following year during a police corruption scandal. He was given a farewell ticker tape parade, and President Truman appointed him US Ambassador to Mexico, but allegations of involvement with organized crime shadowed him for the rest of his life. Lightly worn. Otherwise, fine condition.
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