ERASTUS CORNING II - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 12/01/1969 - HFSID 273438
ERASTUS CORNING II. TLS: "Erastus Corining 2nd" as Mayor of Albany, New York, 1p, 7¼x10½. Albany, New York, 1969 December 1. On letterhead of the City of Albany, State of New York, Office of the Mayor to Mr. Danny Franklin, Sunnyslope, Arizona.
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ERASTUS CORNING II. TLS: "Erastus Corining 2nd" as Mayor of Albany, New York, 1p, 7¼x10½. Albany, New York, 1969 December 1. On letterhead of the City of Albany, State of New York, Office of the Mayor to Mr. Danny Franklin, Sunnyslope, Arizona. In full: "I wish to acknowledge receipt of your letter of November 26th, and am enclosing an autographed photograph, as you request. I am sorry to say that there are no living former Mayors of the City of Albany. Sincerely yours". Enclosure not present. Erastus Corning II (1909-1983) was the longest-serving Major of a major American city, serving eleven terms (1941-1983). The grandson of Erastus Corning, who was Mayor of Albany from 1834-1836, and the son of Edwin Corning, who was New York's Lieutenant Governor from 1926-1928, Corning had begun his political career in 1936 in the New York State Assembly. He then was a member of the New York State Senate from 1937-1941, when he resigned upon becoming Mayor. During Corning's service in WWII, a city councilman was acting mayor, but Corning served ten full terms after the war, winning his last re-election in 1980. Lightly creased with folds, not at signature. Fine condition.
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