ROBERT C. BYRD - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 07/31/1992 - HFSID 266079
Sale Price $180.00
He signs a typed letter and adds a handwritten postscript, thanking fellow Senator Pat Moynihan for playing host during Senator and Mrs. Byrd's recent visit to New York City.
Typed Letter signed: "Robert" as U.S. Senator, 1p, 8½x11. On letterhead of Senate Appropriations Committee, Robert Byrd, Chairman. Washington, D.C., 1992 July 31. To Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan. In full: "Thank you for your note, and for sending to me a copy of the report to the Congressional Arts Caucus on 'New York City's Contribution to America's Cultural Life.' Also, Erma and I thank you and Elizabeth for hosting such a lovely luncheon when we were in New York. We certainly enjoyed the afternoon, and we loved the play. It was the highlight of our trip. With warm regards, I am Sincerely yours," Handwritten postscript by Byrd: "The afternoon in New York was the real high point for Erma and me - thanks to you and your lady!" Robert C. Byrd (1917-2010) represented West Virginia in the U.S. Senate from 1959 until his death in 2010 - he was the longest serving member of the United States Congress in history. He has served as Majority Leader (1977-1980, 1987-1988), Minority Leader (1981-1986) and President Pro Tempore of the Senate (third in line for the Presidency, 1989-1995). Between 1989 and 2009, whenever the Democratic Party held a majority, Byrd chaired the power Appropriations Committee. He had clout on other important committees too: Armed Services, Rules and Budget. A master of parliamentary procedures, Byrd knew just how to exploit arcane Senate rules to achieve his goals and stymie opponents. A conservative when first elected, Byrd moved gradually to the left during his Senate tenure. The Americans for Democratic Action, whose scores on Senate voting records are a good measure of liberalism, had rated Byrd at 16% in 1964 (when he filibustered civil rights legislation), rising to 95% in 2005. Byrd was the last surviving Senator to have voted to admit a new State to the Union. Fourteen of his colleagues had not even been born when Robert Byrd entered the Senate. DIRECTLY FROM THE SALE OF THE ESTATE OF DANIEL PATRICK MOYNIHAN. Moynihan (1927-2003) represented New York in the U.S. Senate as a Democrat for four terms (1977-2001). A prolific author, he served in the administrations of four Presidents: Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon and Ford". Estate inventory numbers in upper right (ink) and left margin (stamp). Pencil note and ink check mark in upper right. Lightly creased. Nicked at lower left edge. Otherwise, fine condition.
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