Cox, Archibald. (1912–2004)

Typed Letter Signed

TLS from the U.S. Solicitor General and special prosecutor during Watergate to Professor Irma Antonetto of the Associazione Culturale Italiana, declining an invitation to speak.  6 July 1977; 1 pp., on Harvard Law School stationary.  In part, "My academic duties make it impossible to contemplate so long a trip during the next academic year."  Two holes to left margin, else fine.  5.5 x 8.5 inches (14 x 21.3 cm.).

Archibald Cox was a U.S. Solicitor General under President John F. Kennedy and a Special Prosecutor in the Watergate investigation.  President Nixon's order that Cox be fired led to the Saturday Night Massacre.

Irma Antonetto (1920-1993), was founder and director of the Associazione Culturale Italiana [Association of Italian Culture] for 46 years, during which time she brought some 400 philosophers, writers, scientists, artists, and Nobel winners to lecture in Italy. She was recipient of the 1964 Cavaliere al merito della Repubblica italiana. (19198)

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