35th President. Remarkable oversized vintage matte-finish 10.25 x 13 portrait of President John F. Kennedy by Fabian Bachrach, affixed to its original 14.5 x 18.5 mount, beautifully signed and inscribed on the mount in fountain pen, “To General Lyman Lemnitzer—a valued defender of the great Republic—with high esteem, John F. Kennedy”
Gorgeously cloth-matted and framed to an overall size of 24.5 x 29. In very fine condition.
General Lemnitzer served as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from 1960 to 1962, under Eisenhower and Kennedy. In that role, he was involved in the Bay of Pigs crisis and the early years of American involvement in Vietnam. In November 1962, Lemnitzer was appointed as commander of U.S. European Command, and as Supreme Allied Commander Europe of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO). A remarkable presentation from President Kennedy to a major military figure in his administration.
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