PRESIDENT RONALD REAGAN - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED - HFSID 285191
Sale Price $1,190.00
Signed Autograph Letter as Governor regarding his subscription to Thoroughbred magazine: "It should be mailed to me at the Executive Mansion."
Autograph Letter signed: "RR", 1 page, 6x9. No place, no date. To "Dear Miss Wilkins". A retained draft ALS.In full: "Please convey my thanks for all concerned for my subscription to 'The Thoroughbred'. It should be mailed to me at the Executive Mansion, Sacramento, Calif. With reference to the other addresses all are still in operation except the 350 Camden Bev. Hills. And yes you do have permission to change the membership record as you proposed. Again thanks". 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). He was President of the Screen Actors Guld. 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). He hosted TV's Death Valley Days. During the failed Presidential campaign of Senator Barry Goldwater (1964), Reagan, a former Democrat, emerged as an eloquent spokesman for Goldwater and for the conservative cause. 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. While Reagan was never without his critics, he had two undisputed achievements as President: moving the conservative message and program to the center of American politics; and helping to set in motion the collapse of the Soviet system which he had called "the evil empire." After leaving office in 1989, he wrote his second autobiography, An American Life. His final years were a valiant struggle against the ravages of Alzheimer's disease. Reagan, a longtime horse fancier, had earlier raised thoroughbred horses and sold them at the annual auction of the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association. Fine condition.
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