Felt tip pen used by President Lyndon B. Johnson to sign ‘An Act to provide for the participation of the United States in the Asian Development Bank' (H.R. 12563). The official 'bill signer' Eversharp pen measures 5.25″ long and features a navy-blue plastic barrel bearing a gold facsimile signature with presidential seal and a silver-tone cap section. Accompanied by the original presentation box with presidential seal and facsimile signature of President Johnson, as well as a typed caption affirming that the pen was “used by the President on March 16, 1966, in signing H.R. 12563." Also includes a spare ink cartridge. In fine condition.
Established in 1966, the Asian Development Bank was founded to promote social and economic development in Asia; it aligned with broader American goals in the region in the wake of the escalating US military support for the government of South Vietnam.
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