Description: This First Day Cover celebrating the introduction of a 5 cent stamp commemorating the recently assassinated President John F. Kennedy is signed by Clinton J. Hill, Oscar Huber, James B. Donovan, and Janet Lee Auchincloss. The stamp features an image of a candle flame and a portrait of JFK surrounded by the words: “And the Glow from that fire can truly light the world. 1917 John Fitzgerald Kennedy 1963.” There is a large color portrait of Kennedy on the left side of the envelope and a Boston circular cancellation stamp dated May 29, 1964 in the middle.
John F. Kennedy (1917-1963) was the 35th President of the United States and was assassinated on November 22, 1963.
Clinton J. Hill (b. 1932) was the secret service agent who jumped on the back of the limousine after Kennedy was shot to shield the First Lady and the injured president. Hill served under five Presidents, from Dwight D. Eisenhower to Gerald Ford.
Oscar Huber (1893-1975) was the Dallas pastor who administered President Kennedy’s last rites.
James Donovan (1916-1970) was the man Kennedy tasked with negotiating the release of 9,703 prisoners held by Cuba after the Bay of Pigs. He also served in the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) which was the predecessor of the CIA.
Janet Lee Auchincloss (1907-1989) was the mother of Jackie Kennedy.
3 ¾” x 6 ½”. Item #A00864.
Condition: Fine condition.