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ROBERT C. BYRD - TYPED LETTER SIGNED - HFSID 266086

ROBERT C. BYRD As Senate Majority Leader, he signs a typed letter thanking fellow Democratic Senator Pat Moynihan for a review of a book by David Stockman, former Reagan administration budget director. TLS: "Robert" as Senate Democratic Leader, 1p, 8½x11. On U.S. Senate letterhead, Washington, D.C., no date.

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ROBERT C. BYRD
As Senate Majority Leader, he signs a typed letter thanking fellow Democratic Senator Pat Moynihan for a review of a book by David Stockman, former Reagan administration budget director.
TLS: "Robert" as Senate Democratic Leader, 1p, 8½x11. On U.S. Senate letterhead, Washington, D.C., no date.To Senator Daniel P. Moynihan. In full: "Thank you for sending me the short reader's guide to David Stockman's book. I remember that you called attention to his real plan months ago. You were right!" Handwritten postscript: "Right, again!" DAVID STOCKMAN served as President Reagan's Director of the Office of Management and Budget from 1981-1985. He was committed to reducing government spending but left after disagreement with Reagan's policies. In 1986, he wrote a book criticizing the Reagan administration, The Triumph of Politics. 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 (1927-2003) who represented New York in the U.S. Senate from 1977-2001. Estate inventory numbers in upper right (ink) and left margin (stamp). Pencil note in upper right. Stains at lower margin. Lightly creased.

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