OTTO E. PASSMAN - AUTOGRAPH - HFSID 71484
Sale Price $72.00
OTTO E. PASSMAN
The southern Democrat who served in the United States House signed this card in blue ink
Signature: “Otto E. Passman” on a 3 ½ x 2 card in blue ink. Otto E. Passman (1900-1988) was a prominent Louisiana businessman, war veteran, and United States politician. After taking up odd jobs and graduating from high school, He founded Passman Equipment Company, which manufactured commercial refrigerators and other large-scale appliances for use at hotels and restaurants. He then enlisted in the United States Navy, serving in WWII from 1942-1944. He was discharged as a lieutenant commander. Following his stint in the military, Passman ran for the United States House of Representatives, winning the seat representing Louisiana's 5th district for 30 years (1947-1977). He faced little serious opposition until he lost in the 1976 Democratic primary, largely due to his alleged involvement in the Tongsun Park corruption scandal. Passman was allegedly the recipient of the largest amount of Park's funds, totaling $213,000. The Congressman was acquitted in 1978, albeit by a jury in hometown (and base of political power) Monroe, Louisiana. Fine condition.
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