ANDREW L. "DREW" LEWIS JR.
As Chairman of Union Pacific (1986), the Ronald Reagan Presidential Cabinet member
signed this typed letter to Republican organizer Ernst Minor
Typed Letter signed: "Drew", 1 page, 7¼x10½. Omaha, Nebraska, 1986 September 2. To
W. Ernst Minor, Cincinnati, Ohio. In Full: "Thanks for sending me the information on your
present situation. I would like very much to visit with you at some time in the not-too-distant
future. As you know, my present responsibilities are strictly confined to the Union Pacific Railroad.
However, it is anticipated that this will change and that I will be returning to New York in a
corporate capacity in 1987. Perhaps we can meet in New York, Washington or Omaha sometime
in the early fall. If you would be kind enough to tell me your schedule and when you anticipate
being in those locations, I will try to coordinate my schedule with yours. Sincerely". Ernst W.
"Ernie" Minor was a former media executive who served on the Nixon and Reagan campaigns
and in those administrations. Andrew L. "Drew" Lewis Jr. (1931-2016) worked for Ronald
Reagan's 1980 general election campaign for the Oval Office as the lead advocate in
Pennsylvania. Once Reagan was elected, he was named to Reagan's Cabinet as Secretary
of Transportation (1981-1983). He faced the air traffic controllers' strike, during which
the President invoked the Taft-Hartley Act and fired those controllers who refused an order to
return to work. Lewis organized the effort to recruit and quickly train enough new
controllers to keep commercial aircraft flying. After leaving government, Lewis worked at
Warner Communications and then as CEO of the Union Pacific Railroad (1985-1997).
Normal mailing folds - affecting top of "D" in signature. Otherwise, fine condition.