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PRESIDENT JOHN F. KENNEDY - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 02/15/1947 - HFSID 13162

JOHN F. KENNEDY The Congressman buys tickets to a banquet despite his inability to ensure his attendance due to government business Typed Letter Signed: "John F. Kennedy" as Congressman, one page, 8x10½. Washington, District of Columbia, February 15, 1947. To William A.

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JOHN F. KENNEDY The Congressman buys tickets to a banquet despite his inability to ensure his attendance due to government business Typed Letter Signed: "John F. Kennedy" as Congressman, one page, 8x10½. Washington, District of Columbia, February 15, 1947. To William A. Singer, Roxbury, Massachusetts. In full: "This will acknowledge receipt of your letter of recent date, together with the three tickets to the testimonial and banquet for Mrs. Fay Greenbaum, to be held on March 4th, in the Hawthorne Room of the Parker House. I would be delighted to attend this affair, and hope to be able to do so. However, I have been pretty well tied up with committee hearings, which will no doubt continue for the next several weeks, and therefore cannot state definitely at this time whether I can be present. Nevertheless, enclosed please find my check [not present] in the amount of $12.00 for the three tickets you forwarded to me." Imprinted in upper left: "John F. Kennedy/11th Dist. Massachusetts/Committees:/Education and Labor/District of Columbia". First elected to Congress in 1946, 29-year-old John F. Kennedy took his seat on January 3, 1947, just six weeks before writing this letter. During his first term as U.S. Senator in 1954, 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 the infamous assassination in Dallas Texas, on November 22, 1963, subject to numerous conspiracy theories in the decades since. Creased. Nicked edges. Staple holes at upper left corner. Middle paragraph has been circled in brown with arrow pointing towards it (unknown hand). Folds touch signature. Accompanied by PSA/DNA LOA.

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