As US Senator, he signs a typed letter supporting emergency aid for a school
in his state.
Typed Letter signed: "Jim", 1 page, 8x10½. Washington, D.C., 1973
June 8. On letterhead of Senate Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs to
Herman Goldberg, Associate Commissioner, Bureau of Equal Educational
Opportunity, Office of Education, Department of Health, Education and Welfare,
Washington, D.C. In full: "I have recently been contacted by the Andes
Central Public School in Lake Andes, South Dakota concerning its application for
funds under the Emergency School Aid Act. This letter is to respectively urge
you to give the Lake Andes School application your serious consideration.
Thanking you in advance for your cooperation, I remain Sincerely". James
Abourezk, a Democrat from South Dakota, served one term in the US House
(1971-1973) before becoming the first-ever Arab-American in the US Senate
(1973-1979). (His parents were Lebanese Christians.) As Senator, he was
outspoken on issues affecting American Indians, chairing the Senate Select
Committee on Indian Affairs. Abourezk did not seek re-election. As a private
citizen, Abourezk has been highly critical of Israel and of US support for
Israel. Fold creases not near signature. Staple holes at upper left corner.
Received stamp at lower middle. Otherwise, fine condition.
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JAMES GEORGE ABOUREZK
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