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Item 29 - John F. Kennedy Typed Letter Signed Catalog 539 (Nov 2018)

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Estimate: $1,200.00 +
Sold Price: $1,485.93 (includes buyer's premium)

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TLS signed “Jack,” one page, 8 x 10.5, House of Representatives letterhead, March 12, 1951. Letter to his Harvard friend and supporter Richard R. Flood, replying to an office seeker's request. In part: "This will acknowledge receipt of your letter of March 9th…written in behalf of James P. O'Sullivan of Lowell, who is most anxious to secure employment with the federal government. In reply, I wish to advise you that Mr. O'Sullivan has been in contact with me in this connection, and I want to assure you that I shall continue to do everything I possibly can to assist him…I shall keep in touch with Mr. O'Sullivan when I have anything to report from the Economic Stabilization Agency." In fine condition, with a light strip of toning across the center.

Richard Flood had been a classmate and roommate of Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr., at Harvard College and Harvard Law School. Like both Kennedy brothers, Flood had served in the Navy during World War II. When Joseph Kennedy, Jr., was killed in England, John F. Kennedy reached out to Richard Flood for assistance in compiling As We Remember Joe, a memorial volume privately printed in 1945 as a gift to Kennedy’s parents and Joe’s close friends.

Flood also aided Kennedy in his first Congressional campaign in 1946. They remained close friends until Kennedy's death in 1963. James P. O’Sullivan was an assistant district attorney in Lowell, Massachusetts. The Economic Stabilization Agency existed from 1950 to 1953 to establish price ceilings and wage controls in the United States economy during the Korean War. President Dwight D. Eisenhower issued an executive order in February 1953, abolishing the Economic Stabilization Agency as of April 1953.

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