Celebrezze, Anthony J.

Signed photo as JFK-LBJ HEW Secretary

Price: $15.00

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(1910-1998) Italian-American Democrat, 49th mayor of Cleveland, Ohio 1953-62, Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare (JFK-LBJ), US appellate court judge. Ohio lawyer, state senator 1951-53, Cleveland’s mayor when it was 5th largest US city. He drove efforts to build or upgrade infrastructure with a massive $140 million urban-renewal program. Elected president of the American Municipal Assn. (now, the National League of Cities) 1958. He spurred several building projects, most notably a federal office building (eventually named after him), and the Garden Valley housing project. President Kennedy appointed him to the Committee on Equal Employment Opportunity and the Commission on the Status of Women. In 1962, he was named president of the US Conference of Mayors. As HEW Secretary 1962-65, Celebrezze was responsible for enactment of landmark social legislation, most notably the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Social Security Act of 1965. One of his most important achievements as Secretary was separating public assistance and child health and welfare functions from the Social Security Administration and transferring these programs to a new Welfare Administration. He shaped HEW to fit Johnson Administration initiatives, including getting power from Congress to deny funds for any HEW program to any state or institution that practiced racial segregation. In 1965, President Johnson appointed him to the US Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit, retired 1980, assumed senior status until his death. The Dept. of Health, Education and Welfare was broken up, becoming the Department of Education and the Department of Health and Human Services in 1979. SP, 7 x 5 b&w matte finish bust portrait signed with sentiment as HEW Secretary.

Condition: Very good
Type:Photograph






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