Kennedy | Robert F.

Funeral Mass Program and Telegram Invitation

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Funeral mass program and Western Union telegram invitation to the funeral of Robert F. Kennedy, sent to the Assistant Attorney General after Kennedy’s assassination in June 1968.

Black wood frame, white matte, full piece measures 11.25″ x 18″. Not examined outside frame. Light rubbing to frame, a near fine example. The Western Union telegram was sent on June 7, 1968, inviting Assistant Attorney General J. Walter Yeagley to the funeral mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City on Saturday, June 8, 1968. The telegram also invited him to attend the interment at Arlington National Cemetery the same day. The telegram is worn and folded, as it was used for admittance to the cathedral and cemetery.

The recipient of this invitation, J. Walter Yeagley (1909-1990), served on the District of Columbia Court of Appeals from 1970-1984. Before his appointment to the Court of Appeals, he was Assistant Attorney General and director of the Internal Security Division of the Justice Department. In this position, his work focused on citizens with suspected Communist affiliations, working closely with FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover. Judge Yeagley died in 1990.

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New York


[St. Patrick's Cathedral]


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