Schweiker, Richard S.

Freshman Pennsylvania GOP Senator Schweiker congratulates Democrat Ed Muskie on his 1970 re-election

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(1926-2015) Pennsylvania GOP US Senator 1969-81, Secretary of Health and Human Services 1981-83 (Reagan). In 1976, Reagan challenged President Ford for the GOP presidential nomination. Before the opening of the Republican Convention, Reagan promised to name Schweiker, who had a moderate-to-liberal Senate voting record, as his candidate for Vice President to balance the ticket. Ford won the nomination on the 1st ballot by a razor-thin margin, and the VP nomination went to Bob Dole. Schweiker was a pioneer in increasing government spending on diabetes research, through his authoring and sponsoring legislation, passed in 1974, to create the National Commission on Diabetes to create a long-term plan to fight the disease. TLS “Dick” on personal 8 ¼ x 6 ¼ “United States Senate/Washington, D.C.” letterhead, gilt seat at at top, November 9 1970, to Senator Ed Muskie, congratulating him on his re-election win. Schweiker looks forward to working with Muskie again and asks Muskie to let him know any time if he can be of help. 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). 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, checkmark remnant at bottom
Type:Letter






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