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The objects below might not be considered in and of themselves significant enough to warrant presentation on this site, were they to have pertained to lesser figures than John F. Kennedy and some of his key aides.
But since the most important JFK objects are held by the JFK Library in Boston, Mass., USA, and considering the huge historic magnitude of JFK, "third-rate" objects significantly associated with him are arguably equivalent to first-rate objects significantly associated with lesser historical figures.

In the highly regarded book The 100: a ranking of the most influential persons in history by Michael H. Hart, JFK is ranked #80, solely because of his primary responsibility for the lauching of  the American goverment's program to send men to the moon, which became a historic success in 1969.

Other aspects of Kennedy's career that warrant special attention to objects significantly associated with him include:
  his handling of the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962, which is widely regarded as one of the great occasions of calamity averted by skillful diplomacy, and as a model for the handling of such crises, and

  his 1960 campaign for the U.S Presidency, which is considered the first such successful insurgent candidacy, in that never before had a candidate won a Presidential nomination of a major party (and thereafter the November election) without having previously been widely considered by party elders to be Presidential timber.  This is to say, he was the first man to succeed in an essentially unilateral run for the Presidency, in his case via his unbroken string of victories in the 1960 Democratic Presidential Primaries, and his subsequent receipt of the Democratic nomination on the first ballot at that party's National Convention. 

Previously, Presidential timber required a resume containing one of the following executive or quasi-executive qualifications:
  Vice-President; General in the army; Secretary of State, War, or Commerce; Chairman of a major Congressional Committee; or Governor of a fairly major state.

The only exceptions to the above before Kennedy were Abe Lincoln and Warren G. Harding, the administration of the latter being so rocked with scandal that his Presidency has consistently been considered one of the worst in American history; his nomination on the tenth ballot of the 1920 Republican Convention resulted from a famous secret meeting of party elders in a "Smoke-filled Room". 
As for Lincoln, his lack of executive or quasi-executive qualifications was all but inevitable for anyone seeking nomination and election as a Republican, since that party was much too new in 1860 for it to have had available the sort of "farm team" (of persons with such qualifications) possessed by most parties in American political history.

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Morton Downey (1901 –1985) was a singer popular in the United States, enjoying his greatest success in the 1930s and 1940s. Downey was nicknamed "The Irish Nightingale".
Downey owned a house in Hyannis, Massachusetts next to Joseph P. Kennedy's. This house was used by John F. Kennedy as his summer White House.

Democratic Presidential Nomination
Acceptance Speech: July 1960,
Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles

Cardboard box is 2 1/2  x  6 1/2 inches

 

Note Troutman listed as
responsible for  Ala., Ark. and seven other Southern states 

Note Troutman listed as responsible for
Arrangements and General Operations

1960 Nonimation Campaign badge and correspondence group to aide Bob Troutman, who was responsible for Southern states and Convention (e.g. delegate) communications

I.D. Badges to JFK and Secretary Ev Lincoln                         

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Mass. Labor Federation badge (major speech) 1956

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Eight pages stapled together.

Three pages stapled together.

Six pages stapled together.

40 page booklet,
published 1942

The D.N. Pritt Fighter vs. Fascism Archive

Troutman with JFK

Robert Battey Troutman Jr., an Atlanta lawyer, was a key aide in JFK’s drive for the Democratic Presidential nomination, and in 1961-62 developed.a.controversial.but.fairly.successful.voluntary.approach.to opening.industrial.jobs.for.blacks.                                                                        Troutman, a 1942 graduate of Harvard Law School, (where he was a roommate of Joseph P. Kennedy Jr., John F. Kennedy's older brother), joined his father's law firm upon graduation but left after a few years to enter his own practice and pursue business ventures.                              .                                                                                                                     Starting work with the Kennedy campaign in 1958, he was in Los Angeles three weeks before the 1960 Democratic National Convention, and was responsible for liaison with Southern states’ delegations. He worked there with press secretary Pierre Salinger on key logistical matters: he set up the campaign’s central command post at the Biltmore Hotel, he co-organized the “ingenious” telephone system linking all of the campaign’s key facilities, and he organized the floor demonstration that would erupt when Kennedy’s name was put into nomination.                                                                                                                             
Kennedy managed to win the nomination on the first ballot, but, unlike many subsequent major party National Conventions, it was a real contest; he gained the required majority only with the votes of the last delegation in the roll call, Wyoming. In one of the many ironies surrounding the Kennedy legend, organizing the campaign’s Convention floor demonstration was aided by Troutman’s Republican actor friend George Murphy, ex-President of the Screen Actors Guild, who in 1964 would beat Salinger in the race for California’s U.S. Senate seat.

It was as a member of President Kennedy's Committee on Equal Employment Opportunity that Troutman developed the Plans for Progress, a program to induce many of the nation's largest corporations to hire and promote black employees. Despite some initial successes, the effort was sharply criticized by civil-rights groups as a "go slow" approach that ran counter to compulsory measures spelled out in an executive order that prohibited racial discrimination by Government agencies and by companies with Government contracts.

He became one of the original Trustees of the John F. Kennedy Library Corporation in 1964, and died in 1991.

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The JFK and staffers convention badges etc. ArchiveI.D. Badges to JFK and Secretary Ev Lincoln Mass. Labor Federation badge (major speech)  1960 Democratic Nomination campaign: aide Bob Troutman

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High objects of State (letters patent from Queen Victoria, each w/ Great Seal):
Author of Balfour Declaration - 1898 diplomatic credentials, for talks with Germany
|
Chancellor of the Exchequer letters patent of Gladstone, 1873 

The (Swedish General) Viktor Balck Olympic Games- Founding Archive
Swedish gold and bronze medals honoring Viktor Balck | Viktor Balck 1912 Stockholm Olympics book Tower and Sword collar of Viktor Balck

Civil War Gillmore Medal to Jewish officer who helped 1863 "Glory" charge toward Ft. Wagner 1863                                                                        
Statesmen |Koerber - 1920s friend, then foe of Hitler |The Viktor von Koerber WWI Aviation Archive|
Presentation keys, gold medal to major U.K. statesman  Award Documents to important 19th century European diplomats

The JFK and staffers convention badges etc. ArchiveI.D. Badges to JFK and Secretary Ev Lincoln Mass. Labor Federation badge (major speech)  1960 Democratic Nomination campaign: aide Bob Troutman

Heroines | "Girl who defied Hitler" at 1936 Olympics: biography  Inge Sorensen Archive: items                 First ever (gold NYC) Women's Club Medal of Honor
  Award Diplomas to great Jewess opera singer
The Poignant Mayer family Jewish Heroism for (in WWI) and Flight from (pre-WWII) Germany ArchivePresentation trowel etc. to president of "philanthropic" society for troubled girls

Concepts | News |
Historical commentary

Home  Products - site map  About Us
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High objects of State (letters patent from Queen Victoria, each w/ Great Seal):
Author of Balfour Declaration - 1898 diplomatic credentials, for talks with Germany
|
Chancellor of the Exchequer letters patent of Gladstone, 1873 

The (Swedish General) Viktor Balck Olympic Games- Founding Archive
Swedish gold and bronze medals honoring Viktor Balck | Viktor Balck 1912 Stockholm Olympics book Tower and Sword collar of Viktor Balck

Civil War Gillmore Medal to Jewish officer who helped 1863 "Glory" charge toward Ft. Wagner 1863                                                                        
Statesmen |Koerber - 1920s friend, then foe of Hitler |The Viktor von Koerber WWI Aviation Archive|
Presentation keys, gold medal to major U.K. statesman  Award Documents to important 19th century European diplomats

The JFK and staffers convention badges etc. ArchiveI.D. Badges to JFK and Secretary Ev Lincoln Mass. Labor Federation badge (major speech)  1960 Democratic Nomination campaign: aide Bob Troutman

Heroines | "Girl who defied Hitler" at 1936 Olympics: biography  Inge Sorensen Archive: items                 First ever (gold NYC) Women's Club Medal of Honor
  Award Diplomas to great Jewess opera singer
The Poignant Mayer family Jewish Heroism for (in WWI) and Flight from (pre-WWII) Germany ArchivePresentation trowel etc. to president of "philanthropic" society for troubled girls

Concepts | News |
Historical commentary

US WWII WASP service certificate to 1st winner of Amelia Earhart Scholarship

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