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    John F. Kennedy Political Appointment Signed as president. One page, 22.5" x 19", Washington, November 29, 1961, appointing Walt Whitman Rostow of Massachusetts "Counselor of the Department of State." Economist and political theorist Walt Rostow (1916-2003) later served President Johnson as Special Assistant for National Security Affairs. Countersigned by State Secretary Dean Rusk and bearing a large blind-embossed paper seal in the lower left corner. Lightly toned; no folds. Backed by paperboard.

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    September, 2011
    13th-14th Tuesday-Wednesday
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