Political Archive LOT of Dr. James Rupert (Senator "Gorgeous" George Smathers and Louisiana Governor Robert Kennon)
Washington DC: Original, 1960's. Ephemera. Photograph and Letter (TLS) LOT. Very Good. Item #1184
Archive of Florida/Louisiana Political Material INCLUDING:
1 - TLS (Typed Letter Signed) - US Senator George Smathers to Dr. James Rupert - September 27, 1952 - RE: Dwight Eisenhower Presidential Campaign of 1952 (SECRETARIAL SIGNATURE) - With original carbon transmittal letter.
2 - TLS (Typed Letter Signed) - US Representative William C. Cramer to Dr. James Rupert - September 18, 1962 - RE: United Nations Bond proposal & The Farm Bill of 1962
3 - TLS (Typed Letter Signed) - US Senator George Smathers to Dr. James Rupert - August 16, 1963 - RE: The Communist Threat ("I am sure you know that I am opposed to aid to countries dominated by the Communists.")
4 - TLS (Typed Letter Signed) - US Senator George Smathers to Dr. James Rupert - November 1, 1963 - RE: Sale of "surplus wheat" to Russia. - With original carbon transmittal letter.
5 - TLS (Typed Letter Signed) - US Senator George Smathers to Dr. James Rupert - February 14, 1966 - RE: The Communist Threat ("We will eventually win this battle of survival in which are engaged against the Communist menace.")
6 - FIVE (5) Original carbon transmittal letters from Dr. Rupert. Four to Senator Smathers and one to Congressman Sydney Herlong Jr. (Florida)
7 - One large 11 X 14 B/W Photograph signed and inscribed by Governor of Louisiana Robert Kennon to "The Jacksonville Beach Democrats for Eisenhower" (of which Dr. Rupert appears to have been President)
8 - One 6 1/2 X 8 1/2 Inch B/W Photograph of Dr. James Rupert
Senator George Smathers was the United States Senator from Florida 1951 to 1969. Senator Smathers and Dr. J.A. Rupert were friends and political allies. Smathers (AKA "Gorgeous George") was a noted friend of John F. Kennedy and served as an usher in John and Jackie Kennedy's wedding. Smathers was noted alumni of the University of Florida and is the namesake of the main campus library (The George A. Smathers Libraries).