PRESIDENT RONALD REAGAN - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 12/12/1966 - HFSID 49431
Sale Price $552.50
Reagan signed this typed letter on his personalized letterhead as California's governor-elect in 1966 to Marjorie Austin of Ogden, Utah.
Typed letter signed: "Ronald Reagan", 1 page, 7¼x10½, on Reagan's personal letterhead as "Governor-Elect/State of California" 1966 December 12. Addressed to Miss Marjorie Austin, Ogden, Utah. In full: "Dear Miss Austin: Many thanks for your kind message. It's always nice to embark on a new undertaking with the best wishes of friends and supporters. I appreciate your taking time to send yours along. Sincerely yours," Lightly soiled and creased. Pencil marks in unknown hand (do not touch signature). Folded twice and unfolded. Otherwise, fine condition. Accompanied by: Original mailing envelope from Reagan's personalized stationery. Postmarked Sacramento, California, Dec. 14, 1966. Addressed to Miss Marjorie Austin, Ogden, Utah. Lightly soiled and creased. Opened at top edge, with paper loss and tears on flap and tears on envelope. Otherwise, fine condition. 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. Two items.
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