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Abraham A. Ribicoff signed this letter, typed on U. S. Senate Committee on Finance letterhead, to U. S. Commissioner of Education John R. Ottina in 1974. He asked Ottina to review an application from a Connecticut school superintendent.
Typed letter signed "Abe Ribicoff" in blue ink. Pencil notations at top right corner. Blue ink date stamp near bottom edge. 1 page, 7¾10¼, on U. S. Senate Committee on Finance letterhead. May 16, 1974, date stamped May 20, 1974. Addressed to the Honorable John R. Ottina, Commissioner of the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare's Office of Education, Washington, D. C. In full: "Dear Mr. Ottina: Enclosed is a letter [not enclosed] I have received from the superintendent of schools in Middletown, Connecticut. I shall appreciate your reviewing the Middletown application, and I hope it deserves favorable action. Thank you very much for keeping me advised of the action taken. Sincerely, Abe Ribicoff". JOHN R. OTTINA (1932-2008) was U. S. Commissioner of Education (1973-1974) and assistant secretary of administration and management in the Department of Health, Education and Welfare. ABE RIBICOFF (1910-1998), Connecticut's Congressman (1949-1953), Governor (1955-1961) and Senator (1963-1981), was also President John F. Kennedy's Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare (1961-1962). Lightly toned and creased. Staple holes in top left corner. Folded twice and unfolded. Otherwise in fine condition.

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Born: April 9, 1910 in New Britain, Connecticut
Died: February 22, 1998 in New York City, New York

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