* KENNEDY, Robert Francis (1925-1968). Autograph letter signed ("Bobby"), as Attorney General to the Secretary of Labor, Arthur J. Goldberg. Washington, D.C., 16 May 1961.
1 page, 8vo, on Attorney General stationery, received stamp on upper left corner, pencil and ink notations in upper margin. Kennedy comments on Goldberg's memo about the reorganization of the C.I.A., remarking it makes "great sense. I though you hit the nail on the head." [With:] A copy of Goldberg's memo, written immediately following the failed Bay of Pigs invasion.
Goldberg was a prominent Chicago labor attorney who helped arrange the merger of the American Federation of Labor and the Congress of Industrial Organizations. During World War II, he served in the Office of Strategic Services, organizing European resistance to Nazi Germany. In 1961, President John F. Kennedy appointed Goldberg as the Secretary of Labor. In 1962, Kennedy successfully nominated Goldberg to the Supreme Court to fill a vacancy caused by the retirement of Felix Frankfurter.
Estimate $ 700-900
Property from the Robert L. McKay Collection, North Tustin, California