WILBUR J. COHEN - FIRST DAY COVER SIGNED - HFSID 294808
Sale Price $63.00
WILBUR J. COHEN
He signs a First Day Cover commemorating the Social Security Act.
First Day Cover signed: "Wilbur J. Cohen", 6½x3½. First Day Cover commemorating the Social Security Act, postmarked Baltimore, Maryland, 1985 August 14, 22-cent stamp affixed, FIRST DAY OF ISSUE. Wilbur Cohen (1913-1987) was an important player in the design of American social insurance legislation from the New Deal to the Great Society. As an employee of the new Social Security Administration (1934), Cohen helped shape that institution. He influenced the Eisenhower administration, the first post-New Deal Republican, to continue support for the system. In the Johnson and Kennedy years, he was a planner at the Department of Health, Education and Welfare, rising to Secretary of the Department (1968-1969). He also played a major role in the design of Medicare, adopted in 1965. Slightly creased. Otherwise, fine condition.
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