Partly-printed DS as president, one page, 22.75 x 18.75, January 18, 1969. President Johnson appoints James MacGregor Burns of Massachusetts as "a Member of the Board of Trustees of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in the Smithsonian." Boldly signed at the conclusion by President Johnson and countersigned by Secretary of State Dean Rusk. The crisply embossed white paper seal affixed to the lower left remains intact but slightly curled. Rolled and in fine to very fine condition. Accompanied by the original mailing tube (bearing a Smithsonian Institution address label), as well as some paperwork related to the oath and duties of a civil service officer. A noted historian, political scientist, and presidential biographer, Burns won the 1971 Pulitzer Prize for Biography for his work about FDR, entitled Roosevelt: The Soldier of Freedom.
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