PRESIDENT JOHN F. KENNEDY - DOCUMENT UNSIGNED - HFSID 206054
Sale Price $198.00
JOHN F. KENNEDYA pamphlet containing eulogies given by U.S. government leaders Mike Mansfield, Earl Warren, and John W. McCormack Pamphlet Unsigned, eight pages, 5¾x9. Washington, District of Columbia, December 12, 1963. Titled: "John Fitzgerald Kennedy/Eulogies to the Late President/Delivered in the Rotunda of/The United States Capitol/November 24, 1963". Printed by the United States Government Printing Office. Contains eulogies from the day Kennedy's body was brought from the White House to the Capitol Rotunda; given by Senate Majority Leader Mike Mansfield, Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court Earl Warren, and Speaker of the House John W. McCormack. On the morning of November 24, a private funeral mass for Kennedy family and friends had been held in the East Room of the White House, and Jacqueline Kennedy's later appearance in the rotunda was the first time she had been seen by the public since her husband's assassination in Dallas on November 22, 1963. The day these speeches were made, Dallas nightclub owner Jack Ruby shot and killed Lee Harvey Oswald, JFK's alleged assassin. The following day, Monday, November 25, John F. Kennedy, Jr.'s third birthday, Kennedy's body was taken from the rotunda to St. Matthew's Cathedral for a funeral mass before being taken to Arlington National Cemetery for burial. John F. Kennedy (1917-1963), a decorated US Navy veteran of World War II, represented Massachusetts in the U.S. House of Representatives (1947-1953) and Senate (1953-1960). In 1957, he was named to the prestigious Foreign Relations Committee. During his first term as U.S. Senator, Kennedy co-wrote the Pulitzer Prize-winning Profiles in Courage while recovering from back surgery. The book discusses eight times in U.S. history where a U.S. Senator stood up for what he thought was right, no matter what his party or the public had to say. Kennedy went on to become the nation's 35th President. Sadly, his tenure in the Oval Office was cut short by his infamous assassination in Dallas Texas, on November 22, 1963, subject to numerous conspiracy theories in the decades since. Lightly creased at upper and lower right blank corners and soiled, else fine condition.
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