Thursday, May 29, 1958
May 29, 1958
JFK writes a short letter to Eleanor Roosevelt who is living at 211 East 62nd Street in New York City.
This letter is a carefully calculated missive from a young Senator with the Presidency in his mind to the Grand Dame of the Democratic party. Eleanor Roosevelt had not supported Kennedy for the Vice-President nomination in 1956 and JFK knew her support would be key if he was to run for and attain the Presidency.
He writes that he is disappointed that they could not keep a previously scheduled appointment when Roosevelt was last in Washington, D.C.
Kennedy offers to come to New York to meet with her if she does not plan on being in Washington anytime soon. The letter is signed, “With every good wish, Sincerely yours, John F. Kennedy”