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The Mary Lasker Papers

Title:
[White House announcement of Mary Lasker being awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom] pdf (24,138 Bytes) transcript of pdf
[White House announcement of Mary Lasker being awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom]
Description:
Mary Lasker received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor, from President Lyndon Johnson on January 20, 1969, both for her activism on behalf of medical research and her campaign for urban beautification.
Item is a photocopy.
Number of Image Pages:
1 (24,138 Bytes)
Date Supplied:
20 January 1969
Creator:
Johnson, Lyndon B.
White House
Source:
Original Repository: Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library. Mary Lasker Papers
Rights:
This item is in the public domain. It may be used without permission.
Subject:
Medical Subject Headings (MeSH):
Awards and Prizes
Exhibit Category:
Biographical Information
Box Number:
316
Unique Identifier:
TLBBCM
Document Type:
Announcements
Awards
Language:
English
Format:
application/pdf
image/tif
Physical Condition:
Good
Series: Series I
SubSeries: Topical Files
Folder: Lasker, Mary, Various Awards Received
Transcript:
Citation
The President of the United States of America
Awards This
Presidential Medal of Freedom
to Mary Lasker
Humanist, philanthropist, activist--Mary Lasker has inspired understanding and productive legislation which improved the lot of mankind. In medical research, in adding grace and beauty to the environment and in exhorting her fellow citizens to rally to the cause of progress, she has made a lasting imprint on the quality of life in this country. She has led her President and the Congress to greater heights for justice for her people and beauty for her land.
Lyndon B. Johnson
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2008-07-23
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