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WILLIAM D. FORD - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 01/23/1974 - HFSID 79129

WILLIAM D. FORD Signed letter of the Michigan Congressman requesting funds for the Emergency School Aid Act. A rare signature! Typed letter signed: "William D. Ford", in blue ink, 1 page 8x10. Washington, D.C., January 23, 1974.

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WILLIAM D. FORD
Signed letter of the Michigan Congressman requesting funds for the Emergency School Aid Act. A rare signature!
Typed letter signed: "William D. Ford", in blue ink, 1 page 8x10. Washington, D.C., January 23, 1974. On letterhead of the Congress of the United States House of Representatives, to "Dear Mr. Ottina", Honorable John R. Ottina, Commissioner, Office of Education, Department of Health, Education and Welfare, in full: "I have recently been informed that the Westwood School District in my Congressional District has submitted an application for funds Title VII of the Emergency School Aid Act. It is my understand that Westwood's program would require $518,000. The purpose of its program is to implement its desegregation plan. I can assure that these funds are drastically needed by the Westwood School District. I would greatly appreciate your most favorable consideration of this matter. With kind regards, I am Sincerely,". Democrat William D. Ford (1928-2004) served as a member of the Michigan State Senate from 1962 to 1964. The following year he was elected to the US House of Representatives to represent Michigan's 15th District. In 1993 he switched to the state's 13th district, remaining in office until 1995. A law man and education supporter, Ford served as Chairman of the Committee on Education and Labor Subcommittee on Agricultural Labor. Normal mailing folds. Creased. Secretarial stamps. Otherwise, fine condition.

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