PRESIDENT JOHN F. KENNEDY - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 07/28/1953 - HFSID 5381
Sale Price $2,550.00
JOHN F. KENNEDY
The Senator works to allow an Italian-born immigrant a legal extension on his stay in the United States
Typed Letter Signed: "Jack" as U.S. Senator, one page, 8x10½. Washington, District of Columbia, July 28, 1953. To his Harvard classmate, Anthony Galluccio, Boston. In Part: "I do believe that, in view of possible adjournment of Congress the end of this month, it would be advisable to introduce a private bill in behalf of Mr. D'Amore and I have today referred this matter to the proper authorities for consideration of a private bill." Accompanied by a facsimile copy of the bill, 1p, 8½x11. In part: "A Bill For the relief of Settimo D'Amore…for the purpose of the Immigration and Nationality Act, Settimo D'Amore shall be held and considered to have been lawfully admitted to the United States for permanent residence as of the date of the enactment of this Act…" 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. Here, JFK corresponds with his longtime friend, Anthony Galluccio, who worked as a full-time staff member to get Kennedy elected to the Senate. Once Kennedy was in the Senate, Galluccio, an attorney, contacted him on behalf of people seeking recommendations for employment, immigration visas, and other matters. As the 35th U.S. President (1961-1963), on July 23, 1963, just four months before he would be assassinated in Dallas, Texas, JFK presented a plan for a new immigration policy that would end the quota system and encourage the reuniting of families. Kennedy's successor, President Lyndon B. Johnson, signed such a bill into law on October 3, 1965. Creased. Horizontal fold touches the tops of the "J" and "K". Otherwise, fine condition. Two items.
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