PRESIDENT GEORGE H.W. BUSH - COLLECTION CIRCA 2000 WITH JAMES E ROGAN - HFSID 285294
Sale Price $337.50
GEORGE BUSH and JAMES ROGAN
George Bush and James Rogan signed this program from a fundraiser for Congressman Rogan's re-election campaign in 2000. The flyer reproduces several items linking Rogan to the former President. Rogan, a floor manager in the impeachment trial of President Clinton, was targeted for defeat in this California district, setting a (since broken) record as history's most expensive election for a US House seat. It is accompanied by authenticating letter from Rogan on Congressional letterhead.
Program signed: "George Bush", "James Rogan", 6 pages, 5½x8½. Program for a campaign reception welcoming Bush and Rogan to Houston. Signed by both on the cover in black felt tip. The program features facsimiles of letters (typed and handwritten) from Bush in support of Rogan, and reproduced photos of Bush with the Rogan family. Fine condition. Accompanied by Typed Letter signed: "James Rogan" as US Representative, 1 page,6¼x8½. Washington, D.C., 2000 September 29. On Congressional letterhead, in full: "This letter accompanies a program from a Rogan for Congress fund raiser held in Houston, Texas on September 26, 2000. The guest of honor at the event was the former President of the United States, George Bush. While at the event, I personally obtained the autograph of President Bush on this item. Sincerely". Fine condition. GEORGE BUSH (1924-2018) was Ronald Reagan's Vice President (1981-1989) before serving as 41st U.S. President (1989-1993), the first incumbent Vice President to be elected President since 1836. Bush's distinguished resume included oil company executive, Texas Congressman, Chairman of the Republican Party, Director of Central Intelligence, Ambassador to China and Ambassador to the United Nations. As President he conducted a largely successful foreign policy, including the first Gulf War against Iraq, Operation Desert Storm, and the 1989 invasion of Panama to depose General Manuel Noriega. But he wasn't re-elected largely due to shortcomings in his domestic policy, including a tax raise in 1990 after a campaign promise - the famous "Read my lips: No - new - taxes" speech - not to raise them. His son, George W. Bush, became 43rd president in 2001 and served two terms. JAMES E. ROGAN, rose from an impoverished childhood to become a lawyer and a member of the US House of Representatives (1997-2001). Rogan, a Republican, was one of the House floor managers for the Senate impeachment trial of President Clinton. Since opinion in Rogan's California district had been very much opposed to impeachment, Rogan was - not surprisingly, targeted for defeat in the 2000 election campaign. Despite active support from President Bush, and his own nationwide fundraising effort (as in the Houston event shown here), Rogan did lose his seat to Democrat Adam Schiff in the most expensive race for a House seat up to that time (a record since eclipsed in many contests). He serves currently on the Superior Court of California. Two items.
Following offer submission users will be contacted at their account email address within 48 hours. Our response will be to accept your offer, decline your offer or send you a final counteroffer. All offers can be viewed from within the "Offer Review" area of your HistoryForSale account. Please review the Make Offer Terms prior to making an offer.
If you have not received an offer acceptance or counter-offer email within 24-hours please check your spam/junk email folder.