JOHN J. RHODES - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 08/23/1976 - HFSID 273810
Sale Price $81.00
JOHN J. RHODES. TLS: "John J. Rhodes" as U.S.
Representative from Arizona and House Minority Leader, 1p, 6x9.
Washington, D.C., 1976 August 23. On letterhead of "Congress of the
United States/House of Representatives" to Mr. Danny L. Franklin, Phoenix,
Arizona. In full: "Thank you for your comments in support of the
Right to Work Committee. I want you to know that I have a strong
commitment to support this movement and organization, and I have completed
and returned their questionnaire. Yours sincerely". John Jacob Rhodes
(1916-2003) was a Republican U.S. Representative from Arizona from
1953-1983. House Minority Leader from 1973-1980, Rhodes, a friend and
supporter of President Richard Nixon, had been one of three Congressional
representatives to visit Nixon in the White House to tell him that the
President's struggle to remain in office had been lost. Nixon would resign two
days later. Rhodes, a WWII veteran and an attorney and business owner, had
earlier helped to launch the presidential bid of fellow Arizonan Barry
Goldwater, and he would chair the 1976 and 1980 Republican National
Conventions. In 2002, Rhodes was one of the first recipients of the
Congressional Distinguished Service Awards. Lightly creased with folds,
lower horizontal fold nicks the upper loops of the "J" and "h" in John, the
middle initial "J" and the "R", "h" and "d" of Rhodes. Fine
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