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Engraved broadside document of Robert S. McNamara's Appointment as Secretary of Defense. Signed by Sec. of State Dean Rusk ("Dean Rusk") and President John F. Kennedy ("John Kennedy")
Washington, D.C, january 21, 1961 - Document signed by President Kennedy and Secretary of State Rusk on the date of Robert McNamara's appointment as Secretary of Defense. McNamara (1916-2009) was the longest serving Secretary of Defense, holding the position from 1961 to 1968 under Presidents Kennedy and Johnson. McNamara was of course one of the chief architects of the escalation of the Vietnam War, the defining event of American politics and culture of the period (KENNEDY, JOHN F) 22-1/4 x 18-1/2 in. Engraved broadside document, accomplished in ink calligraphy, signed by the President ("John Kennedy") and countersigned by the Secretary of State ("Dean Rusk"), affixed with embossed paper seal of the United States. Framed [Attributes: Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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