EDWARD J. DERWINSKI. TLS: "Ed Derwinski" as U .S.
Representative from Illinois, 1p, 6x9. Washington, D.C., 1981 April
4. On letterhead of Congress of the United States, House of Representatives
to Mr. John S. Bush, Jr., United States Gypsum Company, Washington, D.C. In
full: "Thank you for your thoughtfulness in sending me the information on
the Duratherm Company and for the copy of your 1980 Annual Report. I appreciate
your efforts and your interest, and hope you make a point to keep in touch in
matters of mutual interest. Thank you again. Sincerely yours". An
Illinois Congressman from 1959-1983, Edward Joseph Derwinski (born in
1926) was the first Secretary of Veterans Affairs, serving under
President George Bush from 1989-1992. Derwinski, a Polish-American and WWII
veteran, had previously served for one term in the Illinois House of
Representatives (1957-1958). President of the West Pullman Savings &
Loan Association from 1950-1975, Derwinski's public service also included
serving as a delegate to the United Nations General Assembly (1971-1972),
Counselor to the Department of State (1983-1987) and Under Secretary
of State for Security Assistance, Science and Technology (1987-1989).
Lightly creased with folds, lower horizontal fold through signature. Pin holes
at upper left margin, date stamp at upper right edge. Fine
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