PRESIDENT JOHN F. KENNEDY - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 11/17/1953 - HFSID 35498
Sale Price $2,337.50
JOHN F. KENNEDYThe first-term U.S. Senator writes to his friend and campaign staffer concerning a woman's visa renewal Typed Letter Signed: "Jack", one page, 7½x10. Washington, District of Columbia, November 17, 1953. On his U.S. Senate letterhead to Mr. Anthony Galluccio, Attorney and Counsellor (sic) at Law, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Begins: "Dear Tony". In full: "This will acknowledge receipt of your recent letter regarding the case of Rosini Livia Lupinetti, who is desirous of obtaining a six months extension on her temporary visa. I want you to know that I am immediately taking up the matter about which you wrote with Mr. Nicholls, District Director of the Immigration and Naturalization Service in Boston, requesting his favorable consideration to same. You can be sure that when I receive a report on this matter, I shall again get in touch with you. With kind regards, I am Sincerely yours". John Fitzgerald Kennedy(1917-1963), a U.S. Congressman from Massachusetts, was elected U.S. Senator from the state in November 1952. He took office in January 1953, just 10 months before he signed this letter with his nickname, "Jack", which he reserved for friends and family. Here, JFK corresponds with his longtime friend, Anthony Galluccio, who worked as a full-time staff member to get Kennedy elected to the Senate. "Galooch," as Jack called him, had helped Kennedy acquire the votes of many Italian-Americans. Once Kennedy was in the Senate, Galluccio, an attorney, contacted him on behalf of people seeking recommendations for employment and other matters. Most often, Galluccio contacted Kennedy about Italian-Americans desiring immigration visas for family members. The Immigration Act of 1952, also known as the McCarran-Walter Act, abolished the racial and gender restrictions of the 1924 legislation but created quotas by nationality. 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. Lightly creased with folds, not at signature. Light type transference at blank area over text. Fine condition. Framed in the Gallery of History style: 35x22.
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