JOHN VLIET LINDSAY AUTOGRAPHED PHOTO


John Vliet Lindsay was born November 24, 1921 – died December 19, 2000. John Lindsay was an American politician who served as a member of the United States House of Representatives from 1959 to 1965 and as mayor of New York City from 1966 to 1973. With the outbreak of World War II, Lindsay completed his studies early and joined the United States Navy in 1943 as a gunnery officer. He obtained the rank of lieutenant, earning five battle stars through action in the invasion of Sicily and a series of landings in the Pacific theaters. After the war, he returned to Yale and received his law degree in 1948. He was admitted to the bar in 1949 and rose to became a partner in his law firm four years later. Elected to Congress as a Republican from the “Silk Stocking” district in 1958, Lindsay established a liberal voting record, in light of his advocacy of civil rights legislation and various federally-funded social programs. Also known for his wit, when asked by his party leaders why he opposed legislation to combat communism and pornography, he replied they were the major industries of his district and if they were suppressed then “the 17th district would be a depressed area”. Lindsay launched a brief and unsuccessful bid for the 1972 Democratic presidential nomination. Among his difficulties was New York City’s worsening problems, which Lindsay was accused of neglecting; a band of protesters from Forest Hills, Queens who were opposed to his support for a low income housing project in their neighborhood, followed Lindsay around his aborted campaign itinerary to jeer and heckle him. His 1980 campaign for the Senate was unsuccessful, as he lost the Democratic primary to Elizabeth Holtzman, the U.S. representative from Brooklyn and later the New York City comptroller. After the folding of several law firms for which he had worked, including Webster & Sheffield, Lindsay in the 1990s was left in failing health and without health insurance. Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani appointed Lindsay to several largely ceremonial posts as a way to qualify him for municipal health insurance. In 2000, he died at the age of seventy-nine of complications from pneumonia and Parkinson’s disease, in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. Original John Lindsay Autographed Black & White Photo. Approx. 8 x 10 inches. Regular Price – $ 295.00 / Sale Price – $ 98.00.

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