PRESIDENT RONALD REAGAN - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 10/8 - HFSID 42365
RONALD REAGAN He signs an autograph letter explaining his busy travel schedule, "spreading the good word." Autograph Letter Signed: "Ronald Reagan", 1 page, 7¼x10½. Pacific Palisades, California, no year October 8. To Dr. Burroughs.
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He signs an autograph letter explaining his busy travel schedule, "spreading the good word."
Autograph Letter Signed: "Ronald Reagan", 1 page, 7¼x10½. Pacific Palisades, California, no year October 8. To Dr. Burroughs. In full: "Had to bring your letter along & scratch an answer from this fast moving train. I'm terribly sorry I cant (sic) accept your invitation but I'm booked for so many tours cross country (of which this is one) that I just cant (sic) take on any more dates for a few months. I'm afraid this has to be the answer for your friend Mrs. Graham also. All I can say by way of extenuation is that I'll be spreading the good word in all of these travels so perhaps will be doing a little good even if it means missing your meeting. Please accept my regrets & my thanks for asking me." After losing the 1976 Republican presidential nomination to incumbent President Gerald R. Ford by 1,187-1,070 delegate votes, former California Governor Ronald Reagan spent the next four years working at his ranch, writing a weekly column and giving speeches across the country as he set his eyes on the 1980 presidential nomination. This letter was most probably written at this time. 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. Creased, not at signature. Slightly shaded at blank bottom margin. Fine condition.
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