PRESIDENT RONALD REAGAN - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED CIRCA 1967 - HFSID 167828
Sale Price $1,360.00
The Governor cannot help get the recipient's nephew home from Vietnam since he's "not a candidate for any other office so won't be in a position to help".
Draft Autograph Letter Signed: "RR" ("Reagan" in text) as Governor of California, 1p, 8½x11. On his personal stationery from the 59th Annual Governors' Conference, United States Virgin Islands, October 16-24, 1967, but written in Sacramento and dated "11-7-67" by Reagan's secretary, Cathy Davis. Stationery was printed for each Governor at the conference and he took unused stationery, imprinted "GOVENOR RONALD REAGAN/CALIFORNIA", home with him. Gilt seal at top center. The future President writes to Mr. Tino G. Aguilera, Mexicali Baja, Calif. Mexico. In full: "Please accept my heartfelt thanks for your warm welcome. Mrs. Reagan & I enjoyed our brief stay in Mexico & look forward to a visit when we can stay longer and see more of your country. I'm not a candidate for any other office so won't be in a position to help in the matter you mentioned. It is my understanding that men serving in Viet Nam are rotated home after a certain period so perhaps your nephew will be home before there is a new Pres. in our country. He is fortunate to have an Uncle as devoted as you. I hope he will & all his fellows will soon be returned to their families." Reagan's secretary Cathy Davis has penned the date above Reagan's letter which she then retyped. Reagan indicated, by signing "RR", that he wished the letter to be signed in full. This draft was typed by Reagan's secretary for his signature. Although he writes he is "not a candidate for any other office", nine months later, Reagan received 182 delegate votes on the first ballot at the 1968 Republican National Convention. He finished third behind the winning nominee, Richard Nixon and New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller. 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. Fine condition.
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