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Lot 42: HUBERT HUMPHREY Autograph Signed Speech as Vice President under Lyndon Johnson
Historic Autographs, Civil War Encased Postage Stamps, Colonial, Revolutionary War, Federal Era, Coins, Currency, Medals
December 10, 2016
Rancho Santa Fe, CA, USALive Auction
"Freedom" Speech Signed by Hubert Humphrey as Acting United States VP to President Lyndon B Johnson, on "preservation of the Union AND the freeing of the slaves"
HUBERT HUMPHREY (1911-1978). 38th Vice President of the United States under Lyndon B. Johnson, Democratic Candidate for President 1968.
Typed Speech Signed, "Hubert H Humphrey," with Historical Content entitled, "Freedom: A Personal Appraisal," Choice Near Mint. Humphrey was Vice President of the United States under Lyndon B. Johnson. His Speech has 3 typed pages, not dated, measuring 8.5" x 11" presented on fine white cotton wove paper. It contains important content regarding the increase in Freedom in our country with quotes such as, in part:
"We plead for progress, for greater understanding, for a more compassionate approach to our own and to world problems. We must always be aware of our defects and not try to hide them. But let us not forget this great reality of national life. We do have more freedom than ever before." Also "In many ways, to me, my father typifies that essential spirit. He read a good deal of Tom Paine, Benjamin Franklin, and Thomas Jefferson. In his mind, the Civil War was fought over the issues of preservation of the Union AND the freeing of the slaves."
Fantastic original speech in superb, bright fresh condition! Humphrey's vivid signature at the conclusion on page 3 is crisp and bold, written in deep black ink measuring 3" long. The full text should be read for its content to provide a full historical perspective and appreciation.