Signing of The North Atlantic Treaty, NATO 1949

Signing of The North Atlantic Treaty, NATO 1949

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The Signing Of The

April 4, 1949

US Department of State, Washington, D.C., 1949.
Navy blue and gray wrappers, large octavo, 66 pages, b&w frontispiece photograph, b&w photographs, facsimiles of treaty signers’ signatures.

This booklet came from the collection of William Tredwell Ketcham, Jr, whose signature appears at the top margin of the front cover. Ketcham was in the US Foreign Sevice after WW2 and was attached to NATO.

“KETCHAM -- William Tredwell, Jr. died at home in Lawrence, Long Island, on July 18, 2006 after a long illness. He was 86. Born on August 2nd, 1919, he was the son of Mr. and Mrs. William T. Ketcham. He attended the Lawrence School, the Hill School, and Yale, Class of '41. During World War II he served for five years in the United States Marine Corps and as company commander of Company One, Third Battalion, in the 24th Regiment. He won the Navy Cross for heroism leading his men off the beach at Iwo Jima ''with complete disregard for his own safety'' and in spite of serious wounds. After the War Treddy attended Yale Law School, joined the foreign service and spent several years in London as the special assistant to the chairman of NATO. Returning to New York he joined the firm of Davis, Polk and Wardwell and was then hired as special counsel at IBM, where he worked until his retirement in 1984. An outstanding athlete, Treddy won dozens of national and club championships in squash and tennis, was a past president of the United States Squash Racquets Association and a longtime director of the International Lawn Tennis Club. His many other board memberships included the St. Nicholas Society (of which he was a past President), the Riot Relief Fund, and the Society of Colonial Wars of New York State. A man of exceptional good cheer, Treddy was the quintessential club man, the longest serving president of the Rockaway Hunting Club, longtime vice president of The Brook, U.S. representative of the Jesters, and a member of the Racquet and Tennis Club, the Lawrence Beach Club, the Cedarhurst Yacht Club, and the Saratoga Reading Rooms.>br> From New York Times obituary

Please Note: We have a number of other publications on the creation and early history of NATO published in the late 1940s and early 1950s. Please inquire if you would like additional information.

Condition: Very Good (Covers have light soiling, moderate wear at spine ends. Contents are clean. Binding is tight.)

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