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Robert F. Kennedy

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Robert Francis Kennedy, 1925-1968.  Attorney General of the United States; United States Senator from New York.  Typed Letter Signed, Robert F. Kennedy, one page, on stationery of the United States Senate, Washington, D.C., July 13, 1965.

This is a nice association piece in which Kennedy autographs a first-day cover honoring his brother, the late President John F. Kennedy.  In full:  “Thank you for sending your 1st day cover of the Congo stamp honoring President Kennedy.  I was most happy to inscribe it for you, and I wish you continued success with your collection."

The assassination of the vibrant, youthful President Kennedy shocked not only the United States but also the world.  Representatives of more than 90 countries attended his state funeral on November 25, 1963.  In the aftermath of the assassination, numerous countries, including the Republic of the Congo, issued stamps to honor the President.

Robert F. Kennedy served as Attorney General of the United States in his brother's administration and remained through the first few months of the administration of President Lyndon B. Johnson.  He left the administration to run for the United States Senate from New York in 1964.  He won election and was serving in the Senate when he, too, was assassinated in Los Angeles while running for the 1968 Democratic presidential nomination.

Kennedy has signed this letter with a bold, black fountain pen signature.  The letter is in fine condition, with normal mailing folds and a few wrinkles at the upper left.




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