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PRESIDENT GEORGE H.W. BUSH - COLLECTION WITH FIRST LADY BARBARA BUSH - HFSID 90434

GEORGE BUSH and BARBARA BUSH. Comprises: (1) GEORGE BUSH. TLS: "George Bush" as Ronald Reagan's Vice President, 1p, 6½x7½. Washington, D.C., 1981 August 3.

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Condition: slightly creased, lightly creased, otherwise fine condition
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GEORGE BUSH and BARBARA BUSH. Comprises: (1) GEORGE BUSH. TLS: "George Bush" as Ronald Reagan's Vice President, 1p, 6½x7½. Washington, D.C., 1981 August 3. On letterhead of The Vice President, Washington to Colonel Len Rosenthal, Atlantic City, New Jersey. Begins: "Dear Len". In full: "Thank you for your good letter and thoughtful words. Please know that I deeply appreciate your support and efforts, and I will do my utmost to maintain your confidence in me. With best wishes, Sincerely". Lightly creased with folds, not at signature. Fine condition. (2) BARBARA BUSH. TLS: "Barbara Bush", 1p, 6x6½. Washington, D.C., May 13, 1982. On letterhead of The Vice President's House to Mr. Rock. In full: "Thank you so much for your recent letter. I am flattered you would like an autographed picture. I've enclosed one as you requested. Thanks again. Sincerely". Photograph not present. Slightly creased at lower blank margin. Fine condition. George Bush had been sworn in for his first term as Reagan's Vice President on January 20, 1981, just over six months before he signed this letter. That year, his wife, Barbara, served as President of the Ladies of the Senate. Navy pilot and Distinguished Flying Cross recipient GEORGE HERBERT WALKER BUSH was a gallant WWII hero returning from the Pacific Theater when BARBARA PIERCE left Smith College to marry him in 1945. Strong-willed and dedicated to her husband, she held the Bush household of five children together through more than four decades, 68 countries and all 50 states while George worked as an oil industry executive, Texas Congressman, United Nations Ambassador, Republican Party Chairman, U.S.-China Liaison Office Chief, Central Intelligence Agency Director and Vice President (1981-1989). Their hard work paid off when Bush was elected as the 41st U.S. President in November 1988, the first incumbent Vice President to win election to the presidency since Martin Van Buren in 1836. Besides leading the national fight against illiteracy, the First Lady offered invaluable support to the President throughout the long months of Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm (August 1990-March 1991). The couple's children include 43rd U.S. President George W. Bush and Florida Governor John Ellis "JEB" Bush. Barbara Bush (1925-2018), with her sensible, down-to earth manner was an enormously popular First Lady. In addition to her many duties, she crusaded against illiteracy and supported programs to help the homeless and fight drug abuse. The first woman since Abigail Adams to be wife of one President and mother of another, she is the only First Lady to witness her son's presidential inauguration. Two items. Framed in the Gallery of History style: 30¾x23¼.

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