Goldberg, Arthur J.

1970 TLS after losing New York gubernatorial election, to Senator Muskie, thanking him for campaign help

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(1908-1990) American labor lawyer, Secretary of Labor 1961-62 (JFK), Associate Justice 1962-65. His best-known opinion came in the case of Griswold v. Connecticut (1965), holding that the 9th Amendment supports existence of an unenumerated right of privacy. Ambassador to UN 1965-68 (LBJ), became a senior partner with the New York law firm Paul, Weiss, (Goldberg), Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison. He ran against New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller in 1970 but was handily defeated. Though he initially polled well, a contested primary and Goldberg's poor skills as a campaigner, coupled with Rockefeller's formidable advantages, resulted in a 700,000 vote margin of victory for Rockefeller. After his defeat, Goldberg returned to law practice in Washington and served as President of the American Jewish Committee. Under President Carter, he served as Ambassador to the 1977 Belgrade Conference on Human Rights and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1978. Good content TLS “Arthur” on 11 x 8 ½ Paul, Weiss, Goldberg, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison law firm letterhead, New York, Nobember 16 1970, to Senator Edmund Muskie. Goldberg has returned to his office “after a brief period of recuperation” and wants to express to Muskie his “…profound appreciation for your help and support during my campaign.” Goldberg expresses his high regard for Muskie but particularly appreciates his “…act ofpersonal friendship in taking time off to come to New York and lend your voice in my behalf…” He also congratulates Muskie “…upon your outstanding reply to President Nixon…”, which was “exactly right” and “…in my opinion, was the outstanding statement of all of the campaigns during this election year.” Goldberg expects to be in Washington more frequently and looks forward to calling upon Muskie and “…an opportunity to talk to you about what the future may hold for you and for our country.” Edmund S. Muskie (1914-1986) Maine Democratic US Senator 1959-80. 1968 VP candidate with Humphrey, 1972 presidential hopeful. Secretary of State 1980-81 (Carter). In 1970, the Maine senator was chosen to articulate the Democratic party's message to congressional voters before the midterm elections. On Nov. 2, 1970, Muskie's star rose after he responded in a nationwide speech to a divisive Republican campaign that attacked the patriotism of college students and Democrats.

Condition: Very good, docket stamp at top right, blue inked “VIP” (underscored) at top left
Type:Letter






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