PETER A. PEYSER - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 04/09/1973 - HFSID 79173
PETER A. PEYSER The Congressman from New York and former Mayor of Irvington signs his name on this typed letter from 1973, regarding a guideline on the Emergency School Aid Act Typed letter signed: "Peter Peyser", in blue ink. 1 page, 8x10½. Congressional lettherhead, dated April 9, 1973. Addressed to Mr. Herman R.
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PETER A. PEYSER
The Congressman from New York and former Mayor of Irvington signs his name on this typed letter from 1973, regarding a guideline on the Emergency School Aid Act
Typed letter signed: "Peter Peyser", in blue ink. 1 page, 8x10½. Congressional lettherhead, dated April 9, 1973. Addressed to Mr. Herman R. Goldberg, Associate Commissioner, Bureau of Equal Educational Opportunity, Department of Health, Education and Welfare. Washington, D.C. In full: "I am writing to protest, in the most vehement way possible, guideline #185.41 of the Emergency School Aid Act, concerning the selection of Advisory Committees. As a member of the Committee which passed this legislation, I can say categorically that it was never the intent of Congress to impose a quote system as this guideline does. This is an administrative decision which goes completely contrary to the action of Congress, and must be changed immediately. I have long opposed the creation of any quota system. Any such system is inherently discriminatory, and is thus counter-productive. It is imperative that this guideline be changed immediately, to conform the intent of the Congress in passing the legislation, and to reflect the stated policy of the Federal Government in opposition to quote systems. Sincerely," Republican Peter Pesyer (1921-2014) was a U.S. representative from New York from 1971 to 1977, but in 1979, he came back to serve as a Democrat until 1983. Peyser started his career as Mayor of Irvington, where he served for four terms. When running for Senate, his slogan was "Nixon Picks Him!" While serving as a Democrat, Peyser worked hard to improve student loan programs and fought diligently for labor law reform. In 2014, the Congressman died of Parkinson's disease at the age of 93. Lightly toned. Horizontal creases through center from folding. Slight ink smears in top left corner, not affecting signature. Otherwise, fine condition.
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