May 05, 2016 - Sale 2413

Sale 2413 - Lot 147

Price Realized: $ 2,860
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,500 - $ 2,500
LBJ FORMALLY ACCEPTS LIBERAL PARTY'S NOMINATION FOR VICE PRESIDENT JOHNSON, LYNDON B. Typed Document Signed, declaration of candidacy of the Liberal Party for Vice-President. 1 page, folio; NY Department of State ink stamp at upper right ("Filed / Sep 19 1124 AM '60"), notary's signature and embossed stamp at lower edge, folds. With the original envelope. (TFC) Albuquerque [from postmark], 14 September 1960

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"I, Lyndon B. Johnson, the undersigned, residing at The LBJ Ranch . . . having been nominated as the candidate . . . to the public office of Vice-President of the United States, in the general election to be held on November 8, 1960, do hereby certify that I have accepted . . . the said nomination of the Liberal Party . . . ."
This document is one of two known copies filed with the NY Department of State in Albany.
with--Typed certificate of authentication, signed by the County Clerk of the Probate Court of Bernalillo County, NM, certifying the notary who signed the document in this lot. 3/4 page, folio; folds. [Albuquerque], 14 September 1960.
JFK and LBJ were nominated by both the Democratic Party and the then-powerful Liberal Party of New York. Johnson, who had declared his intention to run for president against JFK and who had disavowed any interest in the vice presidency, surprised observers when he accepted Kennedy's offer to be his running mate. Without him, Kennedy would likely not have won TX, LA, and other Southern states, which in turn would have cost him the election.