Kennedy, Robert F. (ON HOLD)

Warm TLS on his last day as Attorney General to a long-time White House staff member, thanking her for her service to President Kennedy and her loyalty

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(1925-1968) JFK 1960 campaign manager, US Attorney General 1961-64 (JFK-LBJ), US Senator (D-NY) 1965-68, assassinated in Los Angeles while running for 1968 Democratic Party presidential nomination. Very nice TLS "Bob Kennedy" on 9 x 7 blue-imprinted "THE ATTORNEY GENERAL/ WASHINGTON" letterhead with embossed Justice Department seal at top left corner, Washington, September 2 1964, to Helen Colle, Washington DC. On his last day as Attorney General, RFK thanks Mrs. Colle for "all that you did for President Kennedy." He tells her: "When we look back four years and see how much has been accomplished, you can take great satisfaction in having made an important contribution to the country in a time of maximum need. President Kennedy would have wished to thank you for that--and for your loyalty." He closes by saying he was "proud to have served" with Mrs. Colle, and is grateful for her friendship. HELEN COLLE DONALDSON HOLLERS (1908-2013) Served 43 years and 9 presidents as a White House staff member. She began government service at the Dept. of Agriculture as an industrial specialist in the Oilseeds Division thru WW II. When the National Security Act of 1947 created the National Security Resources Board, she joined that group as administrative assistant to the 1st chairman, Arthur M. Hill. When he resigned, Dr. John R. Steelman, Assistant to President Truman, invited her to join the White House staff as his administrative assistant. After the 1952 election, she stayed on to assist in the transition, following which she joined the staff of Bernard M. Shanley, who became Appointments Secretary to President Eisenhower. When Thomas E. Stephens returned to that post, she stayed on and remained in Presidential Appointments and Scheduling until retiring at the end of George H.W. Bush's administration in 1993.

Condition: Very good, horizontal center mailing fold
Type:Letter






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