PRESIDENT JOHN F. KENNEDY - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 09/25/1952 - HFSID 33647
JOHN F. KENNEDY The Congressman sends a typed letter acknowledging receipt of a letter about Theodore K. Yantshev Typed Letter Signed: "John Kennedy" as U.S. Congressman from Massachusetts, 1p, 8x10¼. Washington, District of Columbia, September 25, 1952.
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JOHN F. KENNEDY The Congressman sends a typed letter acknowledging receipt of a letter about Theodore K. Yantshev Typed Letter Signed: "John Kennedy" as U.S. Congressman from Massachusetts, 1p, 8x10¼. Washington, District of Columbia, September 25, 1952. On his Congress of the United States letterhead to Francis C. Newton, Jr., Esq., Powers & Hall, Boston, Massachusetts. In Part: " I note that you have under date of the 23rd filed an appeal, and requested a hearing. It might not be necessary to hold a hearing on this particular case, since all the evidence and information on the circumstances surrounding Mr. Yantshev's entry into this country are on file with the Immigration and Naturalization Service. I am immediately contacting the Service in Washington, and shall request that every possible consideration be given to this particular case, and I shall get in touch with you again when I hear from that office." Theodore Konstantin Yantshev was born in 1926 in Sofia, Bulgaria. He was president of an anti-Communist organization at Bulgaria University and through this position was an intimate of Petkov, leader of the Bulgarian Peasant Party, who was subsequently executed for his opposition to Communism. With the help of an American naval officer, Yantshev escaped to the United States as a stowaway on the American ship S.S. Juliet Victory in the spring of 1946. In July 1947, Yantshev's presence came to the attention of United States immigration authorities and a warrant for deportation back to Bulgaria was issued against him. In April 1948, Yantshev obtained a passport to go to Argentina, where he had an uncle and from where he planned to apply to re-enter the United States legally. Congressman John F. Kennedy and others tried to obtain a visa for him. By April 1955, when a visa to enter the United States was finally granted, Yantshev had married an Argentinian citizen. Economic hardships and threats against his family in Bulgaria from the Communists prevented him from emigrating, and he remained in Argentina. Less than two months after signing this letter, John Fitzgerald Kennedy (1917-1963), who had been elected Democratic U.S. Congressman from Massachusetts' 11th District in 1946, would defeat Republican Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr. to become U.S. Senator from Massachusetts. John F. Kennedy, 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, not at signature. Paper clip impression at upper right corner. Fine condition.
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