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ALAN CRANSTON - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 04/13/1988 - HFSID 266021

ALAN CRANSTON. Declines to run for Majority Leader Typed Letter signed: "Alan" as Senate Majority Whip, 1p, 8½x11. On personal Senate letterhead. Washington, D.C., 1988 April 13. To "Dear Pat" [Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan].

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ALAN CRANSTON.
Declines to run for Majority Leader
Typed Letter signed: "Alan" as Senate Majority Whip, 1p, 8½x11. On personal Senate letterhead. Washington, D.C., 1988 April 13. To "Dear Pat" [Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan]. In full: "Senator Byrd's announcement that he will not seek reelection as Democratic Leader has of course provoked speculation about his successor, and questions from the press and others about my plans and whether or not there will be a slate of candidates. I told you last year when I asked for your support that I would run for reelection as Whip. I also indicated I would not run for Leader, and would stay neutral in the latter race - not joining any slate - in order to work closely with whoever the caucus elects as Leader. I write to you to confirm that my plans have not changed and will not change. And, more importantly, to thank you for the support you expressed for my Whip reelection when we spoke about all this. With deep appreciation, and looking forward to working with you for our common goals in the years ahead, Ever," Cranston has handwritten a postscript: "Thanks, Pat." CRANSTON (1914-2000) served as Democratic Senator from California from 1969-1993.From 1977-1991, he was the Democratic Whip. From 1936-1938, he was a foreign correspondent for International News Service (now UPI). He attributed much of the American public's misperceptions of Nazism to a version of Hitler's Mein Kampf. Having read the original German version, Cranston drafted a word-for-word translation of the book, which was published. His version at a cover price of 10-cents, sold over 500,000 copies (it included Cranston's comments against Nazism). Hitler successfully sued him for copyright infringement and unauthorized revision. Cranston accepted $1 million in contributions from constituent, Charles H. Keating, Jr., the head of the Lincoln Federal Savings and Loan Association. He was one of the "Keating Five" and the only one to receive a formal reprimand by the Select Committee on Ethics in 1991 for "improper conduct". DIRECTLY FROM THE SALE OF THE ESTATE OF DANIEL PATRICK MOYNIHAN (1927-2003). Moynihan served four terms in the U.S. Senate (1977-2001) as a Democrat representing New York. A prolific author, Moynihan held positions in the administrations of four Presidents: Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon and Ford. Estate inventory numbers inked in blank upper margin and stamped at left. Pencil note (unknown hand) in upper right. Otherwise, fine condition.

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