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John A. Volpe Autographs, Memorabilia & Collectibles

JOHN A. VOLPE
Born: December 8, 1908 in Wakefield, Massachusetts
Died: November 11, 1994 in Nahant, Massachusetts
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John Anthony Volpe (1908-1994) was Governor of Massachusetts from 1961-1963 and 1965-1969, during which time he was President of the National Governors Association (1967-1968). Volpe, the son of Italian immigrants, had started his own construction firm in 1930, and, during WWII, he volunteered to serve as a stateside U.S. Navy Seabees training officer. Named Massachusetts Commissioner of Public Works in 1953, Volpe became the first Federal Highway Administrator in 1956. He was Nixon's Secretary of Transportation from 1969-1973, serving in the Cabinet post during the time that Amtrak was created. Volpe was then appointed as U.S. Ambassador to Italy (1973-1977).   
  • JOHN VOLPE The Governor of Massachusetts signs a 5x3 card. Signature: "Gov. John Volpe", 5x3 card. John Anthony Volpe (1908-1994) the son of Italian immigrants, had started his own construction firm in 1930, and during WWII, he volunteered to serve as a stateside U.S. Navy Seabees training officer. read more...

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    $70.00

  • JOHN VOLPE and JENNIE B. VOLPE. Photograph signed: "Gov. John Volpe" as Governor of Massachusetts and "Jennie B. Volpe". Color, 8x10. Volpe had married the former Jennie Benedetto on June 18, 1934. The couple had two children. Both Mrs. Volpe and their offspring survived him. read more...

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    $260.00

  • JOHN A. VOLPE The Massachusetts Governor signed this envelope celebrating President John F. Kennedy and Massachusetts President's Day Envelope Signed: “Gov. John A. Volpe”. 6½x3¾. Massachusetts President's Day was proclaimed by Governor Volpe and this envelope is stamped with a green impression to mark it. read more...

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  • JOHN VOLPE As Secretary of Transportation, he outlines his Department's current policies for a journal editor. The letter contrasts strikingly with what a Republican Cabinet officer would write today. Typed Letter signed: "John A. read more...

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    $220.00

  • JOHN A. VOLPE As Secretary of Transportation, he appreciates a Boston couple's kindness after the death of his brother Pat. Typed Letter signed: "John" as Secretary of Transportation, 1 page, 7x9. Washington, D.C., 1969 August 31. read more...

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    $180.00

  • JOHN VOLPE. TLS: "John" as U.S. Ambassador to Italy, 1p, 8x10½. Rome, Italy, 1973 October 12. On letterhead of "Embassy of the United States of America" to Mr. Walter H. Bieringer, Executive Vice President, Plymouth Rubber Company, Inc., Canton, Massachusetts. read more...

    Sale Price $198.00

    $220.00

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