This distinguished naval medical officer rose to the rank of vice admiral; he was appointed by Franklin D. Roosevelt as White House physician in 1932 and also served as Surgeon-General of the United States Navy. Item #44480
On a printed buff stock penny postcard, McIntire responds to the typed request from future notable Lincoln scholar Arnold F. Gates (1914-93) and below this signs large and bold, adding "Comdr M.C. U.S.N." beneath. Near fine. Undated, but postally cancelled in Washington, DC on 17 December 1934. A handsome example. Accompanied by a choice and itself scarce original glossy black-and-white 8½" X 6½" news agency photograph. Near fine. Interesting view down the passenger portion of an airplane, with a seated FDR chatting and a handful of officers in uniforms and men in suits seated and standing about. Original mimeographed printed caption affixed to verso, dated 1 February 1943, is captioned "Return from Historic Conference" and describes the scene: "This official U.S. Navy photo... shows Harry Hopkins in animated conversation with President Roosevelt, aboard the Big Four motored plane during the return from the historic Casablanca Conference. Seated directly behind them are Lieutenant George Fox, U.S. Navy Medical Corps, left, and Rear Admiral Ross T. McIntyre, Surgeon General-U.S. Navy...." A superb and highly unusual pair.