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ROBERT F. KENNEDY - PROGRAM SIGNED CIRCA 1965 CO-SIGNED BY: BERTRAM L. PODELL - HFSID 253379

ROBERT F. KENNEDY and BERTRAM PODELL. Program signed: "Robert Kennedy" as U.S. Senator from New York and "Bertram Podell" as New York State Assemblyman on front cover, 8p, 8½x11. New York City, 1965 October 26.

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ROBERT F. KENNEDY and BERTRAM PODELL. Program signed: "Robert Kennedy" as U.S. Senator from New York and "Bertram Podell" as New York State Assemblyman on front cover, 8p, 8½x11. New York City, 1965 October 26. Titled: "Independent Citizens Committee Dinner for Beame, O'Connor and Procaccino". The dinner was held at the Imperial Ballroom of the Hotel Americana. Senator Kennedy was a speaker at the dinner, as were Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey and Abraham D. Beame, the Democratic candidate for Mayor of New York City. B/w photographs of Democratic candidates Beame, Frank D. O'Connor, a candidate for President of the City Council of New York and Mario Procaccino, a candidate for Comptroller of the City of New York. ROBERT F. 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 his brother's Attorney General in 1961, Robert worked closely with JFK on such critical issues as the Bay of Pigs invasion, the Cuban Missile Crisis and the Civil Rights movement. After JFK's assassination, he served as President Lyndon B. Johnson's Attorney General from 1963-1964. 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. BERTRAM L. PODELL, a Navy veteran of WWII, served in the New York State Assembly from 1954-1968. On February 20, 1968, he was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives to fill a vacancy, serving from 1968-1975, when he returned to his law practice. London-born ABRAHAM D. BEAME (1906-2001), although defeated by Republican John V. Lindsay in 1965, served as New York City's first Jewish Mayor from 1974-1977, during the city's financial crisis of 1975. Beame had begun his career in politics as the city's Budget Director (1952-1961) and was elected to two terms as City Comptroller (1961, 1969), serving under Lindsay during part of his tenure. FRANK D. O'CONNOR, who had served in the State Legislature from 1949-1952 and in 1965, was successful in his bid for election as President of the City Council. He was an unsuccessful candidate for Governor of New York in 1966. Italian-born MARIO PROCACCINO (1912-1995), who called himself a "conservative Democrat", became City Comptroller in 1965. He was an unsuccessful candidate for Mayor of New York against Lindsay in 1969. Lightly creased, else fine condition.

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