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Newly Elected VP Bush Sends Thanks

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BUSH, GEORGE H.W. (1924-2018). Forty-first president of the United States and father of George W. Bush, the forty-third U.S. president. TLS. (“George Bush”). ½p. 4to. Houston, December 20, 1980. On his personal Houston stationery. To ALFRED H. KINGON (b. 1931), Reagan’s cabinet secretary from 1985-1987 and ambassador to the EU from 1987-1989.

Thank you for your thoughtful letter of congratulations.

The attached editorial was not only provocative but excellent.

Again, many thanks for your kind words and best wishes to you and yours for a happy holiday season…”

President Ronald Reagan with Vice President George H.W. Bush

After serving in the U.S. Navy, Bush, the son of a Connecticut Senator, entered the oil business, becoming a millionaire by age 40, and representing Texas in the House of Representatives from 1967-1971. President Nixon appointed Bush U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, and, under President Ford, he served as a diplomat in China. Bush directed the CIA for one year before joining Ronald Reagan’s presidential ticket, serving two terms as his vice president. In 1988, Bush ran for the country’s highest office and defeated his Democratic rival, Michael Dukakis. The Bush administration witnessed the collapse of the Soviet Union, the invasion of Panama and the Gulf War and the signing of the 1992 North Atlantic Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), which became law the following year. In 1992, President Bush ran for reelection but was defeated by Arkansas governor Bill Clinton.

A Wall Street investment adviser and publisher of Financial World and Saturday Review, Kingon served as Assistant Secretary of Commerce from 1983-1984 and President Reagan’s cabinet secretary from 1985-1987, where he played “a central role in domestic, agricultural, economic and trade policy,” and the U.S. ambassador to the European Union from 1987-1989, (“Working Profile: Alfred H. Kingon; Being a Fly on White House Wall and Loving It,” The New York Times, Weinraub).

Folded into thirds with normal creasing and wear. In fine condition.

Newly Elected VP Bush Sends Thanks

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