Archives International Auctions Auction 83 February 28, 2023

Archives International Auctions - Sale 83 80 February 28, 2023 Archives International Auctions Washington, D.C. 399 399 Howard H. Baker, Jr. Letter withAutograph, 1974 Washington, D.C......, 1974. Typewritten letter and accompanying postal cover from Howard H. Baker, Jr., on United States Senate, Select Committee on Presidential Campaign Activities letterhead. The letter is addressed to Matthew L. Lifflander, and discusses testimony about his $1,000 contribution to Senator Edmund Muskie’s Presidential campaign. The testimony was received by the Senate Select Committee on Presidential Campaign Activities during an Executive Session, stating that “Lifflander was compensated for the amount of this contribution and income tax obligation by the payment of a bill that he submitted to the Hertz Corporation, for which no services were performed.” A copy of the Committee Rules was included for Lifflander’s reference. Signed at bottom by Howard H. Baker Jr., Vice Chairman. Howard Henry Baker Jr. (November 15, 1925 - June 26, 2014) was an American politician and diplomat who served as a United States Senator from Tennessee from 1967 to 1985. During his tenure, he rose to the rank of Senate Minority Leader and then Senate Majority Leader. A member of the Republican Party, Baker was the first Republican to be elected to the US Senate in Tennessee since the Reconstruction era. Known in Washington, D.C., as the “Great Conciliator”, Baker was often regarded as one of the most successful senators in terms of brokering compromises, enacting legislation, and maintaining civility. For example, he had a lead role in the fashioning and passing of the Clean Air Act of 1970 with Democratic senator Edmund Muskie. A moderate conservative, he was also respected by his Democratic colleagues. Baker sought the Republican presidential nomination in 1980 but dropped out after the first set of primaries. From 1987 to 1988, he served as White House Chief of Staff for President Ronald Reagan. From 2001 to 2005, he was the United States Ambassador to Japan. Est. $75-150 400 400 Senator Hillary RodhamClinton, 2007Autograph Letter Washington, D.C., 2007. Typewritten letter on U.S. Capitol gold embossed designed letterhead, from Hillary Rodham Clinton to Justin Lifflander, wishing him a happy 75th birthday. Signed by Clinton at bottom in blue ink. Hillary Diane Clinton (née Rodham; born October 26, 1947) is an American politician, diplomat, and former lawyer who served as the 67th United States secretary of state from 2009 to 2013, as a United States senator representing New York from 2001 to 2009, and as First Lady of the United States from 1993 to 2001 as the wife of President Bill Clinton. A member of the Democratic Party, she was the party’s nominee for president in the 2016 presidential election, becoming the first woman to win a presidential nomination by a major U.S. political party; Clinton won the popular vote, but lost the Electoral College vote, thereby losing the election to Donald Trump. VF condition with indent from paperclip at top left. ������������������� Est. $140-280 Washington, D.C. 401 401 Official Engraving of the U.S. Supreme Court Building Autographed byAbe Fortas, ca. 1960s Washington, D.C., ca. 1960s. Official Engraving of the U.S. Supreme Court Building, printed by the Government Printing Office in Washington, with Bureau of Engraving and Printing imprinted at bottom center, with Supreme Court Justice Abe Fortas’ signature at bottom left. The engraving is intaglio printed in black and mounted on paper at the corners. Abraham Fortas ( June 19, 1910 - April 5, 1982) was an American lawyer and jurist who served as an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States from 1965 to 1969. Born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee, Fortas graduated from Yale Law School. He later became a law professor at Yale Law School and then an advisor for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Fortas worked at the Department of the Interior under President Franklin D. Roosevelt, and was appointed by President Harry S. Truman to delegations that helped set up the United Nations in 1945. In 1948, Fortas represented Lyndon B. Johnson in the hotly contested Democratic senatorial second primary electoral dispute, and he formed close ties with the president-to-be. Fortas also represented Clarence Earl Gideon before the U.S. Supreme Court, in a landmark case involving the right to counsel. Nominated by Johnson to the Supreme Court in 1965, Fortas was confirmed by the Senate, and maintained a close working relationship with the president. As a Justice, Fortas wrote several notable majority opinions including Tinker v. Des Moines Independent Community School District. In 1968, Johnson tried to elevate Fortas to the position of chief justice of the Supreme Court, but that nomination faced a filibuster and was withdrawn. Fortas later resigned from the Court after a controversy involving his acceptance of $20,000 from financier Louis Wolfson while Wolfson was being investigated for insider trading. The Justice Department including future Chief Justice William Rehnquist investigated Fortas at the behest of President Richard Nixon who saw the idea of removing Fortas as a chance to move the Court in a more conservative direction, and Attorney General John N. Mitchell pressured Fortas into resigning. After retirement, Fortas returned to private practice, sometimes appearing before the justices with whom he had served. Fine condition with some toning and staining. ������������ Est. $90-180