The United States Attorney General from 1961 to 1964 and a US Senator from New York from 1965 until his assassination in 1968. He was one of U.S. President John F. Kennedy’s younger brothers, and also one of his most trusted advisers and worked closely with the President during the Cuban Missile Crisis. He also made a significant contribution to the African-American Civil Rights Movement.
Typed letter signed (TLS) “Bob” one page, 7×9, December 7, 1964, personal stationery, to a supporter in Albany, NY in full:
My sincere thanks to you for your support during the recent Senatorial campaign.
As usual, your leadership was particularly effective in our efforts and I shall always be grateful to you and to those who worked with you. I hope you will convey my thanks to those in your organization.
I’ll be needing your guidance and counsel many times in the coming years and I look forward to working closely with you on the problems which New York State and the Nation.
RFK has added a handwritten postscript: “My best and my thanks for all of your help for the many years. Bob”
In fine condition, mailing folds.
The former Attorney General under his brother John F. Kennedy, RFK won a seat in the Senate from NY just weeks before sending this gracious thank you letter to a supporter.