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An especially rare item signed in full by both President JOHN F. KENNEDY and First Lady JACQUELINE KENNEDY, given to retired White House Chief Usher J. B. West. Both have signed a the face of a 3 1/8" White House card, [Washington, "Christmas, 1961"]. Mrs. Kennedy writes: "For J B West: with inexpressible gratitude for everything - Jacqueline Kennedy with her husband adding his signature "John Kennedy" beneath that of the First Lady. Trimmed very slightly at top, else fine. A very desirable combination rarely seen on their presidential items, and as close to a White House card as one could hope. JAMES B. "J. B." WEST" (1912-1983) presided over a staff of over 70 and served Presidents Eisenhower through Nixon. West was held in great regard by both the President and Mrs. Kennedy for his professional abilities.

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December 10, 2015 10:30 AM EST
Chesapeake City, MD, US

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