RR Auction Home
Current Auction Is Open For Bidding
Home |Sitemap|Contact Us| Past Auctions  
 How to Bid   Register to Bid   Auctions   Consign   About Us   Featured Lots   Reviews 
Bidder Login
Show Password

New Bidder Registration
Forgot your password?

The Current Auction
Ends July 16th
Olympic Memorabilia Auction Preview
Begins Jul 17
Advanced Search
By Item Number
Gallery Search
Past Auction Search
How Do I Bid?
What is BidTracker™?
New Bidder Registration
The 30-Minute Rule
Terms and Conditions
New to RR Auction?
About Us
Register to Bid
Jobs at RR Auction
Press Releases
Consign to RR Auction
How to Consign
2019-2020 Auction Calendar
Jan 8
Jan 16
Jan 23
Feb 5
Feb 13
Feb 21
Mar 4
Mar 12
Apr 8
Apr 16
May 13
May 21
Jun 10
Jun 18
Jul 8
Jul 16
Jul 23
Aug 12
Aug 20
Sep 9
Sep 12
Oct 7
Oct 15
Nov 4
Nov 12
Dec 2
Dec 10
  View All Dates & Deadlines

Item 69 - John F. Kennedy Catalog 543 (Jan 2019)

Back To Previous Page
(we are no longer accepting bids on this item)
Minimum Bid: $200.00
Sold Price: $1,863.75 (includes buyer's premium)


President John F. Kennedy's last typed statement, drafted in Texas and left unsigned as he died just 15 hours later. Unsigned typed statement, one page, 8 x 10.5, White House letterhead, November 21, 1963. In part: "I am delighted to join the members of the League of United Latin American Councils of Texas in honoring their State Director, Joe A. Garza. Joe Garza's contributions to the people of Texas have been formidable, but his work on behalf of LULAC in its academic scholarship program for deserving students of Mexican-American origin is particularly outstanding and worthy of commendation. One of our greatest hopes for the future lies with our young people, and how we prepare them today vitally affects our common destiny…Joe A. Garza, whom you honor here tonight, has lived and worked in the finest tradition of the LULAC and of all forward-thinking Americans."

Also includes two telegrams sent to Pierre Salinger, each one page, 8.5 x 5.5, stamp-dated November 19 and 20, 1963. The first, in part: "As the presidents plane approaches south Ft Worth please point to President and Mrs. Kennedy the large lighted sign…The letters 'Welcome JFK' will be in bright amber lights. Size 14 feet by 30 feet each."

The second, in part: "Informed locally presidential statement of greeting at Houston Airport has been cancelled. Strongly suggest brief comment…Our Mike with CBS Eye will be in immediate vicinity of the reception line." In overall fine condition, with mild soiling to the typed statement.

All originate from the estate of the Assistant Press Secretary Malcolm Kilduff, who was serving as acting press secretary for the Dallas trip because Pierre Salinger was bound for Japan. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Erik L. Dorr. Just 15 hours before his death, Kennedy attended a meeting of the League of United Latin American Councils held at the Rice Hotel in Houston, on November 21, 1963, where he read a statement honoring Joe A. Garza for his work with the organization. Following his remarks, Jackie spoke briefly in Spanish, much to the delight of the audience. Today, this moment is recognized as an important turning point in the history of Latino involvement in American politics-never before had a president so specifically addressed the Latin American community or acknowledged Latinos as a legitimate voting bloc. An outstanding set of items from the last few days of Kennedy's life.

Terms and abbreviations used in our descriptions.

You must be a registered user and logged in to view Past Auction Item Images

If you do not currently have an account, click here to go to our secure registration page.

Important Information

Tips For Consignors


For a complete list of auction beginning and ending dates, check our dates and deadlines page.