Lot #7096
John F. Kennedy Telegram

"Let me reaffirm my strongest support of NATO and my belief that the Atlantic Alliance constitutes one of the strongest bulwarks of the Free World"
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"Let me reaffirm my strongest support of NATO and my belief that the Atlantic Alliance constitutes one of the strongest bulwarks of the Free World"

Original Western Union telegram from president-elect Senator John F. Kennedy to Robert B. Stewart, Dean of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, one page, no date but circa 1960. In full: "I send warmest greetings and good wishes to the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and to the Honorable Paul Henri Spaak on the occasion of his lectures on 'European Economic Integration and the Western Alliance.' As a member of the Fletcher School's board of advisors for the past eight years and from my position in Washington I have watched with pride and gratitude the Fletcher School's growing contribution of trained personnel for the United States and [m]any foreign nations in the field of international trade and diplomacy. I consider one of the Fletcher School's most notable achievements the establishment of the William L. Clayton Center honoring one of our country's foremost business and economic statesmen. Dr. Spaak is a worthy successor of Dean Acheson, Lester B. Pearson, and Eugene R. Black who have preceded him as Clayton Lecturers. On this occasion let me reaffirm my strongest support of NATO and my belief that the Atlantic Alliance constitutes one of the strongest bulwarks of the Free World. I know we will continue to move forward in making the Western Alliance a living and vital force for peace and freedom. This effort will have my continuing interest and support as President of the United [St]ates." In very good to fine condition, with torn binder holes, a small edge split at the central horizontal fold, and minor loss to lower left.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: U.S. Presidents
  • Dates: #630 - Ended February 17, 2022