ROBERT F. KENNEDY - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 08/26 - HFSID 295433
ROBERT F. KENNEDY Handwritten letter on verso of a picture postcard talking about his travels through Russia. Autograph Letter signed: "Bobby" in blue ink, 6x4¼. No place, August 26.
Sale Price $2,040.00
ROBERT F. KENNEDY
Handwritten letter on verso of a picture postcard talking about his travels through Russia.
Autograph Letter signed: "Bobby" in blue ink, 6x4¼. No place, August 26. Written on the verso of a picture post card with an image of a statue of Vladimir Lenin printed on front and addressed to Teresa Kraus, Washington, D.C. In full: "Dear Teresa Here is a picture of a statue of Lenin which I thought you might like for your bureau. We are now in Barnaul on the edge of Siberia but will be on our way back to Moscow within the next week. Keep working love Bobby" Robert Francis Kennedy (1925-1968) made a name for himself as Chief Counsel of the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Improper Activities in Labor or Management Field (1957-1960), investigating such labor leaders as Jimmy Hoffa. He left the office to successfully manage his brother John's successful presidential campaign in 1960. Named as JFK's Attorney General in 1961, Robert worked closely with his brother on such critical issues as the Bay of Pigs invasion, the Cuban Missile Crisis and the Civil Rights movement. After JFK's assassination, Robert served as President Lyndon B. Johnson's Attorney General from 1963-1964, although his relations with LBJ were always strained. Elected as a U.S. Senator from New York in 1964, "Bobby" served from 1965 until he was assassinated in Los Angeles in June 1968, just moments after declaring victory in the California presidential primary. Postmark stamps on verso. Lightly creased. Otherwise, fine condition.