Kennedy, John F.
Typed letter signed, one page, 7,75 x 10,25 inch, `United States Senate` letterhead, 7.03.1953, thank-you letter to Robert E. Pfeif - concerning `the Bricker Resolution`, signed in dark ink "John Kennedy", attractively mounted (removable) for display with a photograph, shows John F. Kennedy in a beautiful half length portrait (altogether 16,5 x 11,75 inch), with two horizontal letter folds and mild signs of wear - in fine to very fine condition. "Thank you for your recent letter in regard to the Bricker Resolution. This resolution is being studied by the Committee on the Judiciary. It is a most complicated subject and I do not expect to make up my mind definitely until the matter comes to the floor and I have read the committee reports and have heard the debate. In all fairness, however, I do not feel, at the present time, that the resolution is necessary as I believe that the Senate can always through its own powers prevent the passage of any treaty which contravenes the Constitution. I appreciate your sending me your views, and am enclosing a copy of an article by Mr. Arthur Krock, which I believe you will find of interest." Hearings by the Senate Judiciary Committee on Constitutional amendments proposed by Senator John W. Bricker - which would have placed restrictions on the scope and ratification of treaties and executive agreements entered into by the United States, out of fear that Constitutional rights might be bargained away - began in May 1952 and continued through April 1953. Despite united Republican support, President Eisenhower opposed the amendments and, working with the Democrats, was able to defeat Bricker's proposals.
|Profession||35th President of the United States|
|Size in inch (1 inch = 2.5 cm)||7,75 x 10,25 (altogether 16,5 x 11,75 inch)|
|Condition||fine to very fine|
|Type of Autograph||letters|
|Expert comment||Very hard to find any of this type of stationary with a real signature of Kennedy and not autopen or secretarial !|