GOVERNOR DOLPH BRISCOE - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 06/07/1972 - HFSID 215997
DOLPH BRISCOE While still running for office, he responds to a local school teacher. Typed letter signed: "Dolph Briscoe, Jr.", ¾p, 8½x11. Uvalde, Texas, 1972 June 7. On "Briscoe for Governor" letterhead to Mr. J.L. Pruett, Clute, Texas.
Sale Price $162.00
While still running for office, he responds to a local school teacher.
Typed letter signed: "Dolph Briscoe, Jr.", ¾p, 8½x11. Uvalde, Texas, 1972 June 7. On "Briscoe for Governor" letterhead to Mr. J.L. Pruett, Clute, Texas. In full: "Thank you so much for your letter of May 30. I believe my signature at the close of this letter will fill your request for my autograph to be used in your work as a counselor with Special Education in the Public Schools. Thank you, also, for your good wishes in my race for governor. I was very gratified by the great victory won in Saturday's runoff election and know it was due to the help of so many friends who were determined to restore honesty and integrity to leadership of our government on the state level. It is my hope and desire that the people of Texas will unite and all work together to bring our State back to the enviable and prestigious position it has occupied in years past. If I am elected governor, I will be dedicated to that task. Again, many, many thanks for your letter and I will appreciate your help and support in the months ahead." Five months after he signed this letter, Democrat Dolph Briscoe, Jr. (born in 1923) was elected Governor of Texas. He had received the nomination over the incumbent Governor, Preston Smith, whose last years in office were marred by the Sharpstown scandal. Serving from 1973-1979, Briscoe made good on his campaign promise not to raise taxes, but passed legislation for the paving of 41,000 miles of farm and ranch roads to enable farmers and ranchers to bring their produce and stock to market. His administration was also known for its fair dealing, and Briscoe was a staunch supporter of open government, resulting in the passage of what is today the Public Information Act. Briscoe, a veteran of WWII, had previously served in the Texas state legislature (1949-1957) and remains a prominent Texas landowner, businessman and philanthropist. Lightly creased with folds, horizontal fold at signature. Ink notes (unknown hand) on verso (no show through). Fine condition.
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