ALAN CRANSTON - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 09/17/1979 - HFSID 266017
ALAN CRANSTON. Typed Letter signed: "Alan" as Senate Majority Whip, 1p, 6x8. On personal Senate letterhead. Washington, D.C., 1979 September 17. To Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan. In full: "I'm particularly grateful to you for voting for my Imperial Valley amendment Friday.
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ALAN CRANSTON. Typed Letter signed: "Alan" as Senate Majority Whip, 1p, 6x8. On personal Senate letterhead. Washington, D.C., 1979 September 17. To Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan. In full: "I'm particularly grateful to you for voting for my Imperial Valley amendment Friday. The matter was important to me at the outset. The stakes become even more significant when Senator Hayakawa who spoke for exempting Imperial, and some other Republicans who likewise strongly supported the exemption in principle, proceeded to vote against my exemption for reasons that appear to be purely partisan. The Imperial Valley growers fully supported my amendment despite the fact that it is not an unqualified exemption. I enclose some material setting forth arguments for the exemption, in case you can make use of it. With deep appreciation, Ever," Cranston has handwritten a postscript: "Thanks, Pat. The words 'New York' are indelibly imprinted in my mind." 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. Otherwise, fine condition.
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