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Kennedy appoints Sec. of Labor and future Justice Arthur Goldberg to a Commission
.Kennedy, John F.

Signed document, March 15, 1961. Less than two months after his Inauguration Kennedy appoints Secretary of Labor Arthur Goldberg to the Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Affairs. The document carries a nice dark and distinct full signature with the large white paper seal. Sec. of State Dean Rusk’s signature is somewhat light. The fresh looking appointment measures 23 x 19 and presents as mint; never folded and perhaps never even rolled. Goldberg would not serve long. Kennedy appointed him to the Supreme Court 18 months later. This is an exceptional example of a scarce document actually signed by Kennedy, appointing such a high ranking official and future justice.