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He signs a letter to a fan, sending along a requested photograph
Typed letter signed: "Caspar W. Weinberger" as Vice President and General Counsel for Bechtel Corporation, 1p, 7¼x10½. San Francisco, California, 1979 June 4. On Bechtel Corporation letterhead to Mr. George R. Sanders, General Manager, KWJJ Broadcasting Company, Enka, North Carolina. In full: "Thank you for your May 28 letter. In response to your request, I am enclosing an autographed photograph for your collection." Photograph not present. Caspar W. Weinberger (1917-2006), a former California legislator and Aide to then-Governor Ronald Reagan, came to Washington in 1970 and quickly established himself as a capable administrator and influential policymaker under Presidents Nixon and Ford. His posts included Chairmanship of the Federal Trade Commission (1970), Director of the Office of Management and Budget (1972-1973) and Secretary of Health Education and Welfare (1973-1975). After a period in the private sector as Vice President of Bechtel (1975-1980), he became Secretary of Defense (1981-1987) under President Reagan, strongly supporting the military buildup of that decade. Although he had long opposed arms sales to Iran, Weinberger was indicted in the "Iran-Contra" affair but pardoned by President Bush (1990). Slightly creased. Light paper clip impression at upper left blank corner. Fine condition.

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Born: August 18, 1917 in San Francisco, California
Died: March 28, 2006 in Bangor, Maine

Film Credits
2011 Reagan (Other), 2005 National Geographic: Inside 9/11 (in person), 2005 Fox and Friends (in person), 2001 Bulletproof: Reagan After Hinckley (in person), 2001 Breakfast with Frost (in person), 1998 Cold War (in person), 1992 Timewatch (in person), 1991 This Week (in person), 1990 Question Time (in person), 1990 Booknotes (in person), 1988 The Power Game (in person), 1982 Clint Eastwood: Director (in person), 1981 Panorama (in person), 1981 All-Star Celebration Opening the Gerald R. Ford Presidential (Performer)

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