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    [John F. Kennedy]. Bill Signing Pen with Letter. Kennedy's fountain pen, inscribed "The President- The White House", which had been given to Hon. Dan Rostenkowski. This pen had been used to signed the "Mental Retardation Facilities and Community Mental Health Centers Construction Act of 1963." The act provided federal funding for research and mental health centers in the United States. Accompanying the pen is a one page letter, 6" x 9", Washington, D.C.; October 31, 1963, which is signed by Kennedy's special assistant Lawrence O'Brien.

    Dan Rostenkowski was a U.S. Representative from Chicago, and friend of the Kennedys. Rostenkowski had actually gotten to know Kennedy through his friendship with Larry O'Brien. Following JFK's assassination, he was part of a small group who would make frequent visits to see Jackie and Bobby Kennedy.

    Condition: Pen is in fine condition. Letter has usual mail folds, with some mild warping and light toning at edges.


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    October, 2018
    25th Thursday
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