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Description: JOHN F. KENNEDY
(1917-1963) Thirty-fifth President of the United States. Kennedy faced-down Khrushchev during the Cuban Missile Crisis, re-invigorated NASA, and signed the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty. Assassinated on November 1963 by Lee Harvey Oswald. Fine content T.L.S. as Senator, 1p. 4to., Washington, Jan. 13, 1956, to Joseph A. Murray in Springfield, Mass. concerning cuts in staff at the Springfield Armory. In part: "...This will acknowledge with thanks your communication concerning the Springfield Armory. You will be interested to know that I have vigorously protested to the Department of the Army and have sent the following wire to the Secretary of Defense: 'I want to vigorously protest the cut in employment at the Springfield Armory in Massachusetts confirmed today by the Department of the Army. This great reservoir of skills...as evidenced by the superlative achievement of that installation during periods of national emergency should obviously not be dissipated to the detriment of our national defense potential...I urge you to direct the Secretary of the Army to reconsider and re-evaluate his Department's plans...'...For your information, I recently met with members of the Massachusetts Delegation and, in a united effort, we plan again to protest...the announced cuts...".

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March 30, 2011 11:00 AM EDT

Stamford, CT, US

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