GOVERNOR J. JAMES "JIM" EXON - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 10/04/1972 - HFSID 83644
J. JAMES “JIM” EXON The long-time Nebraska Governor and United States Senator signed this letter from the Governor's office Typed Letter Signed: "Jim Exon" in blue ink. 8½x11. One page. State of Nebraska letterhead from the office of the Governor. Dated October 7, 1972.
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J. JAMES “JIM” EXON The long-time Nebraska Governor and United States Senator signed this letter from the Governor's office Typed Letter Signed: "Jim Exon" in blue ink. 8½x11. One page. State of Nebraska letterhead from the office of the Governor. Dated October 7, 1972. In Part: “Your hobby sounds fascinating, and I do hope the October show will be a / successful one. / I am enclosing a Picture at your request. / Best wishes.” J. James “Jim” Exon (1921-2005) never lost an election during his many campaigns. Before he ever ran for office, Exon started his own business, Exon Office Supplies, in 1953. He worked as the company's president until 1971. Incredibly, the first office he ever ran for was Governor of Nebraska, a position he held from 1971-1979. In 1978, he rode his popularity as Governor to the United States Senate, where he served as Senator for three terms from 1979-1997. As a Senator, he focused on fiscal and military defense policy, with one notable exception being the Communications Decency Act (1996), an early attempt to censor internet content that was eventually overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court. The Democrat's moderate stances and fiscal conservatism are his legacy; these stances enabled him to hold onto his elected position campaign after campaign in a traditionally Republican state. Normal mailing creases. Three hole punch full circles on left edge. Otherwise, fine condition.
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