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New York: Januay 23, 1979., 1979.. Very good. - 31 words typed on a white, 10-3/8 inch high by 7-1/4 inch wide sheet of Graduate School and University Center of the City University of New York letterhead with the Graduate Center's Albert Schweitzer Chair in the Humanities listed below the heading. Signed "Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.". The bottom edge of the letterhead is lightly creased & there are 2 light ink marks to the left margin. Very good. Schlesinger addresses former Congressman Seymour Halpern who was Executive Vice President of public relations company Sydney S. Baron at this time. Thanking Halpern for his recent letter, he writes: "I trust that the Japanese delegates were not too perplexed by their visit to the United States." Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. [1917-2007] was an American historian, social critic and public intellectual. The son of influential historian Arthur M. Schlesinger, Sr., he was a specialist in American history and much of his work focused on the history of twentieth-century American liberalism and on such leaders as Harry Truman, Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Kennedys. He served as a special assistant to John F. Kennedy from 1961-1963 and actively supported the campaign of Robert F. Kennedy. His account of the Kennedy administration, "A Thousand Days: John F. Kennedy in the White House" won the 1966 Pulitzer Prize for Biography. The Queens, New York Republican Congressman Seymour Halpern (1913-1997) started his political career as a campaign aide to New York's powerful mayor Fiorella La Guardia and first served in New York's State Senate for 14 years before seeking a seat in the U.S. Congress. In Albany Halpern sponsored 279 bills that became law, including measures on schools, housing, civil rights, nutrition and mental health. A Liberal, he was something of an anomaly as the lone Republican representative from New York City, and generally garnered support from Labor Unions and endorsement from the Liberal Party. Yet he never even considered switching parties as he considered membership in the Republican Party a family tradition and commitment. While he found ample time for his private pursuits, including painting and collecting autographs, he took his legislative duties very seriously. Of these, he was proudest of his co-sponsorship of the 1964 Civil Rights Act and of the original 1965 Medicare legislation.
Title: TYPED LETTER SIGNED BY AMERICAN HISTORIAN ARTHUR SCHLESINGER, JR.
Publisher: New York: Januay 23, 1979.: 1979.
Book Condition: Very good
Item: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: 34880
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