NICHOLAS DEB KATZENBACH - TYPED LETTER SIGNED - HFSID 291591
Sale Price $252.00
The Attorney General signs a letter to a schoolteacher in California for her scrapbook.
Typed Letter signed: "Nocholas Deb Katzenbach" as Attorney General, 1 page, 7x9. Washington, D.C., no date. On Office of The Attorney General letterhead addressed to Sister Mary Linus, San Luis Rey, California. In full: "I am delighted to add my signature to those in your historic scrapbook. It is certainly a worthy endeavor to instill in your history students a sense of the dynamism and excitement of our times. My very best wishes to you. Sincerely," Former attorney Nicholas DeBelleville Katzenbach(1922-2012) served as Attorney General under Lyndon B. Johnson from February 11, 1965-October 2, 1966. A former associate professor at Yale (1952-1956) and professor of law at the University of Chicago (1956-1960), Katzenbach came to the U.S. Department of Justice as Assistant Attorney General of the Office of Legal Counsel (1961-1962) and was Deputy Attorney General from 1962-1965. He joined the United States Department of Justice in 1961 and confronted Alabama governor George Wallace when he attempted to keep two black students from attending the newly-desegregated University of Alabama on June 11, 1963. Wallace blocked the door of Foster Auditorium with his body and stood aside only after Katzenbach confronted him. Katzenbach, the co-author of The Political Foundations of International Law (1961), he later served as Under-Secretary of State from 1966-1969. Horizontal mailing fold. Tape residue (previous mounting) on verso, no show through. Otherwise, fine condition.
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