Rare 1960s 20 Signed Chowder & Marching Club Photo Nixon Ford Lodge Etc Psa Dna


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RARE 1960S 20 SIGNED CHOWDER & MARCHING CLUB PHOTO NIXON FORD LODGE ETC PSA DNA- VERY SCARCE
20 TOTAL LIVE INK SIGNATURES OF CHOW AND MARCHING CLUB MEMBERS AND IS AUTHENTIC, GUARANTEED
THE CHOWDER AND MARCHING CLUB WAS A PROMINENT REPUBLICAN GET-TOGETHER THAT PRODUCED 2 PRESIDENTS AND MANY OTHER PROMINENT CABINET MEMBERS - THEIR HISTORY IS BELOW.
LARGE 11 x 14 PHOTOS
TOP ROW OF SIGNATURES - LEFT TO RIGHT (not all people shown in top row have signatures on top, some are on bottom – no signature of accordion player)
1 John J. Allen, Jr. 2 Thruston B. Morton3 Donald L. Jackson4 J. Caleb Boggs5 Charles E. Potter6 John D. Lodge7 Richard M. Nixon8 Charles R. Jonas9 Gerald R. Ford10 Ben H. Guill
BOTTOM ROW OF SIGNATURES - LEFT TO RIGHT
1 A. Walter Norblad2 Patrick J. Hillings3 Steven B. Derounian4 Kenneth B. Keating5 William H. Ayres6 William C. Cramer7 Melvin R. Laird8 John W. Byrnes9 Glenn R. Davis10 Harold O. Lovre
SIZE OF 11 x 14 INCHES IN SIZE
THIS SIGNATURE SET COMES WITH A PSA DNA COA THAT GUARANTEES AUTHENTICITY FOR LIFETIME OF THE ITEM. I HAVE BEEN DEALING IN AUTOGRAPHS FOR OVER 40 YEARS.
In an institution where legislative victories are often stitched together with shifting blocs, coalitions, and alliances, it isn’t surprising that most Members of Congress are joiners. For new Representatives particularly, membership in caucuses and other informal clubs and groups fills a yearning to belong, to swap legislative strategies freely, to learn the chamber’s folkways and norms, and, sometimes, simply to socialize. After World War II, a cadre of Republican up-and-comers in the House formed a group that embodied these impulses to join and make a mark: the Chowder and Marching Club (C&M). “All of us were young, all of us were new members of Congress. All of us were veterans of World War II,”Richard Nixonof California, a charter member, explained years later. “We were concerned about the strength of the United States and we were concerned about how we could help secure peace.” C&M coalesced in 1949 out of opposition to a veterans’ pension bill pushed by the autocratic chairman of the Veterans’ Affairs Committee,John Rankinof Mississippi, during the 81st Congress (1949–1951). Rankin wanted to cut generous $90 monthly checks to First and Second World War veterans older than 65; the first-year cost was $2 billion and thereafter soared higher. Opponents likeGlenn Davisof Wisconsin, a member of the Veterans’ Affairs Committee, andDon Jacksonof California, questioned the need and price tag. Both former U.S. servicemen organized 13 other Republican colleagues (indeed, most were young veterans)—in Jackson’s words—to “get some fellows together to see what their attitudes are, and what might be done about this legislation.” Jackson hosted the first gathering in his office on a Wednesday afternoon at 5 p.m., after the conclusion of legislative business. C&M eventually helped to defeat the Rankin bill (by a single vote) and a longstanding tradition was started. Each Congress thereafter, C&M extended an invitation to several initiates from the ranks of promising House newcomers, with an eye toward broad geographical representation and a smattering of seats across the spectrum of House committees. It remained all-male for four decades; women were admitted as their numbers climbed in Congress in the 1990s. But while its membership grew and demographics changed, the purpose of C&M—like other informal groups such as the Acorns, SOS, or the Wednesday Group—remained constant. Bob Michel of Illinois, who joined C&M in the 1950s and later became the longtime Republican Leader, explained the group was a conduit for legislative intelligence, networking, and mentorship. “Freshmen in the group who are unfamiliar with committee operations” received quick primers from experienced Members, Michel noted. However, information flowed two-ways. “At the same time,” he added, “senior members who are all tied up with committee work can find out what’s been happening on the floor” and take the pulse of the junior rank-and-file. Observers sometimes pegged C&M as a “secretive” group, unlike the congressional “issues” caucuses that sprouted in the 1970s. But C&M seemed instead to trade on its unadorned informality. Meetings rotated among the offices of the various members each Wednesday that the House was in session, with the host providing refreshments. To celebrate C&M’s round-number anniversaries, members donned garish chef’s hats and striped aprons. Aside from such insignia, there was little structure: no bylaws or rules of procedure, no set agenda or dues, and no elected officers. Even the name was slapdash.Mel Lairdof Wisconsin, who joined C&M during the 1950s, noted that Jackson coined it “whimsically,” placing it on the notice for the group’s second meeting. A scene from a 1933 Cary Grant movie—in which another founding member of C&M,John Lodgeof Connecticut, played a part—may have inspired the name. But no one really knew for sure. Whatever the name’s origins and significance, membership connoted the sweet smell of success. C&M’s founders became a Who’s Who of national Republican leaders: Nixon andGerald R. Fordof Michigan served as Vice Presidents, then Presidents; Nixon named Laird his Secretary of Defense; Lodge held Connecticut’s governorship and then three appointments as a U.S. ambassador. Later members occupied key positions throughout government, including Speaker of the House. “Information is power in Washington,” Laird observed years later, “and C&M became a unique repository of political insight.” Source: History, Art & Archives - United States House of Representatives
QUITE VALUABLE FOR MEMORABILIA OF THE TIME PERIODExcellent with only minor marks, a small left border chip & foxing. Please see photos prior to offerding and for complete condition.
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