PRESIDENT RONALD REAGAN - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 08/22/1968 - HFSID 218176
Sale Price $1,105.00
He signs a draft autograph letter as Governor thanking political writer Patty Newman for sending him her book.
Draft Autograph Letter Signed: "Ron" as Governor of California, 1 page, 5½x8½. No place, but likely Sacramento, California, 1968 August 22. On "Memo" sheet to Patty Newman, Altadena Calif. In full: "Thanks so much for sending the book. I'm looking forward to reading it & have started already with, of course, the chapter mentioning my name. Imagine I remember very well the day we shared the dais but why should you have been nervous? You were a tough act to follow. Again thanks and I'm wishing you all the best." Penned by Reagan on his pictorial "Memo" pad, then given by him to his secretary, Cathy Davis, who handwrote the date at upper margin and put a check mark beneath it after she had it typed. Cross-eyed goats, and Patrick Henry by political analyst PATTY NEWMAN was published by Viewpoint Books in 1968. RONALD REAGAN (1911-2004) had two careers: actor and politician. His first movie was Love is on the Air (1937) and his 53rd and last film was The Killers (1964). In 1965, he wrote his autobiography, Where's the Rest of Me?, a line from his role as Drake McHugh in King's Row (1942). Reagan left his job hosting television's Death Valley Days during the 1965-1966 season, when he entered politics. Elected Governor of California in 1966, he was reelected in 1970. Reagan began his campaign for the presidency and narrowly lost the 1976 Republican nomination to Gerald Ford. He was elected President in 1980 and was reelected in 1984. After leaving office in 1989, he wrote his second autobiography, An American Life. On February 6, 2001, Reagan became just the third U.S. President to reach the age of 90 and the nation's longest living President until Gerald Ford (d. 2006) lived 45 days longer. Lightly creased, light horizontal crease at signature. Fine condition.
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