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Kennedy, John F. (1917-1963) Address of Senator John F. Kennedy of Massachusetts at Executive Committee Meeting

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05313 Author/Creator: Kennedy, John F. (1917-1963) Place Written: s.l. Type: Typed document Date: circa 16 October 1953 Pagination: 5 p. ; 26.6 x 20.3 cm.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05313 Author/Creator: Kennedy, John F. (1917-1963) Place Written: s.l. Type: Typed document Date: circa 16 October 1953 Pagination: 5 p. ; 26.6 x 20.3 cm.

Summary of Content: Advance copy of the address given at American Legion National Headquarters, Indianapolis, Indiana. Criticizes the weakness of the American Air Force, compared to the Soviets, and advocates "a Strategic Air Force with sufficient retaliatory powers." With Kennedy's autograph notes in ink and pencil on verso of p. 4, and manuscript edits in blue ink on p. 1-3 (possibly in the handwriting of his wife, Jacqueline). The bottom of page 2 has been clipped and replaced with a new typewritten section.

People: Kennedy, John Fitzgerald, 1917-1963
Onassis, Jacqueline Kennedy, 1929-1994

Historical Era: 1945 to the Present

Subjects: PresidentGovernment and CivicsMilitary HistoryAviationAir ForceGlobal History and CivicsForeign AffairsCold WarCommunismCongressFraternal OrganizationFirst Lady

Sub Era: The Fifties

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