PRESIDENT RICHARD M. NIXON - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 10/20/1969 - HFSID 253876
RICHARD NIXON President Nixon types a letter to Congressman John A Blatnik about his Reorganization Plan No. 1 of 1969. Typed Letter Signed: "RN" as President, 1p, 7x10½. The White House, Washington, 1969 October 20. To Congressman John A. Blatnik, Washington, D.C.
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President Nixon types a letter to Congressman John A Blatnik about his Reorganization Plan No. 1 of 1969.
Typed Letter Signed: "RN" as President, 1p, 7x10½. The White House, Washington, 1969 October 20. To Congressman John A. Blatnik, Washington, D.C. In full: "I note with great pleasure that Reorganization Plan No. 1 of 1969 dealing with the Interstate Commerce Commission will become effective through the cooperation of the Congress. Since this is the first reorganization plan prepared and transmitted by my Administration I feel encouraged that the reorganization method will provide a valuable means whereby we may improve operations in the executive branch during the next few years. I would like to express my appreciation for your assistance and look forward to continued construction efforts by the Administration and the Congress in the vital area of the Government's organization and management." Lightly creased with folds, mid-horizontal fold underlines signature. Staple holes and rust stains at upper left blank edge. Fine condition. Accompanied by original White House envelope. No postal markings, indicating it was hand-delivered. Lightly creased and soiled. Staple holes and rust stains at lower left blank edges. Democrat JOHN A. BLATNIK (1911-1991) represented Minnesota in the House of Representatives from 1947-1974. During WWII, Blatnik served with the U.S. Army Air Corps and the Office of Strategic Services from August 1942 until his discharge as a Captain on January 1946 with 18 months' service overseas. He was awarded the Bronze Star Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster and the Air Medal. President Nixon's Reorganization Plan No. 1 of 1969 (34 F.R. 15783, 83 Stat. 859) transferred all of the executive and administrative functions of the Interstate Commerce Commission to the Chairman of the Commission with respect to the appointment and supervision of personnel, the distribution of business among the administrative units of the Commission, and the use and expenditure of funds. It was repealed in 1978. The Interstate Commerce Commission was abolished in 1996. President Nixon signed this letter with his initials which he reserved for friends. Two items.
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