VICE PRESIDENT HUBERT H. HUMPHREY - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 04/24/1957 - HFSID 30688
Sale Price $252.00
HUBERT H. HUMPHREY
Hubert H. Humphrey sends a typed letter of thanks for the copies of a letter about the poultry inspection bill he introduced.
Typed Letter Signed: "Hubert H. Humphrey" as U.S. Senator, 1p, 8x10½. U.S. Senate letterhead, 1957 April 24. To Mrs. Margaret Worthington Gary, Washington, D.C. In full: "Thank you very much for sending me a copy of your letter of April 15 to Senator Douglas concerning the poultry inspection bill I introduced. I am pleased to observe that the opposition campaign against my bill has not been successful, and I am ever grateful for an alert-minded public in spite of the intense misleading propaganda. I am particularly appreciative of the kind of efforts you have made to clear up misunderstanding about my bill. In the meantime I am sure you have learned that the Senate has passed the Committee version of the poultry inspection legislation and the bill is now in the House awaiting final action. Enclosed is a copy of the new bill. S. 1747, the Committee Report, and my Newsletter summarizing the new provisions and comparing them with those in my original proposal [not present]. Again my thanks for your helpful assistance, and all best wishes. Sincerely," Hubert Horatio Humphrey (1911-1978) was Mayor of Minneapolis (1945-1948), U.S. Senator from Minnesota (1949-1964, 1971-1978; Senate Democratic Whip, 1961-1964) and Lyndon B. Johnson's Vice President (1965-1969). Well-known for his long and witty speeches on the Senate floor, he was known as "The Happy Warrior". Humphrey, who ran unsuccessfully for President against Nixon in 1968, returned to the Senate in 1971. The post of Deputy President Pro Tempore of the Senate was created for him. Humphrey held it from January 5, 1977 until his death at his home in Waverly, Minnesota on January 13, 1978. His wife, Muriel, was appointed by the Governor of Minnesota to the U.S. Senate on January 25, 1978 to fill the vacancy caused by his death, becoming the only Vice President's wife to become a U.S. Senator. She served until a successor was elected in November. Slightly creased. Fine condition.
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