THOMAS A. DASCHLE - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 02/07/1991 - HFSID 265935
TOM DASCHLE Letter to fellow US Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan, apologizing for legislative mistakes, acquired directly from Moynihan's estate Autograph Letter signed: "Tom" as U.S. Senator, 2p, 6¾x9¼. On personal Senate letterhead. Washington, D.C.
Sale Price $288.00
Letter to fellow US Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan, apologizing for legislative mistakes, acquired directly from Moynihan's estate
Autograph Letter signed: "Tom" as U.S. Senator, 2p, 6¾x9¼. On personal Senate letterhead. Washington, D.C., 1991 February 7. To "Dear Pat" [Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan]. Signed on page 2. In full: "I'm enclosing the data which you requested. I hope that it is helpful, but I'm sure it will not satisfy the point which you have legitimately made. You had every right to argue the point if this language was to be changed. I must tell you that I feel very badly about this matter. In my determination to accommodate differing points of view, yet maintain a concensus [sic], I clearly failed in this regard. I take full responsibility and in doing so, want to express my sincere apology. No one has been a greater contributor to our legislative efforts or to the work on families and children. Frankly, I don't know of anyone on the Policy Committee (or in the Caucus for that matter) to whom I would rather turn for advice and direction. I mean that sincerely, Pat. I continue to learn and I learned a hard lesson here. Naturally, I would be pleased to discuss this matter personally with you upon our return if or when you should choose to do so. Again, Pat, I hope that you will accept my apologies for my mistake." DASCHLE represented South Dakota in the U.S. House (1979-1987) and Senate (1987-2005). He was been Senate Minority Leader (1995-2001, 2003-2005), and Majority Leader (2001-2003), the youngest Senator other than Lyndon Johnson ever elected to that post. From 1989 to 1999, Daschle co-chaired the policy committee of the Democratic conference. Daschle lost his bid for re-election (by a very narrow margin) in 2004. An early supporter of Barack Obama's Presidential campaign, he was slated to become Secretary of Health and Human Services until tax-related issues de-railed his nomination. He remains active as an author and in leading advocacy groups. DIRECTLY FROM THE SALE OF THE ESTATE OF DANIEL PATRICK MOYNIHAN (1927-2003). Moynihan served four terms in the U.S. Senate (1977-2001) as a Democrat representing New York. A prolific author, Moynihan held positions in the administrations of four Presidents: Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon and Ford. First page had estate inventory numbers at top and left, ink note (unknown hand) in upper right. Signature page has inventory number at left. Staple holes in upper left corner of both pages. Otherwise, fine condition.
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