Bush, George H. W.

1986 ALS as VP to the composer of “Hail to The Redskins”

Price: $375.00

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(b. 1924) President 1989-1993. Father of President George W. Bush (2001-09). Connecticut-born Houston, Texas millionaire oilman, US Rep, United Nations Ambassador, GOP National Committee chairman, Ambassador to China, CIA Director, unsuccessful 1980 GOP presidential aspirant. VP 1981-89 (with Reagan). ALS “George B.” on 10 ¼ x 7 ½ blue printed “The Vice President/ Washington” letterhead, official emblem at top left, October 8 1986, to Barnee (Breeskin). Bush is glad Breeskin “…liked the [Washington] Post article-it’s getting mixed reviews but generally favorable.” He mentions having lunch with Senator Alan Simpson “…and he loved the Sts & Sinners.” On Sept. 11, Simpson had been the “Fall Guy” at a Circus Saints & Sinners luncheon hosted by former DNC Chairman Robert Strauss. VP Bush closes adding “Barbara is looking forward to seeing you.” BARNEE BREESKIN (1910-1989) 1930-56 orchestra leader at the Shoreham Hotel’s Blue Room. In 1938, he wrote and obtained the copyright for the music for "Hail to the Redskins", the football team’s fight song. Breeskin was associated with the Redskins since the team moved from Boston in 1937. He led the Redskin Wigwam Band, which played in a teepee high above old Griffith Stadium and was the team's director of entertainment 1938-52. A long-time Washington PR executive, he strongly supported his friend Bush’s 1980 run for the presidency. He led the Washington “Tent” (chapter) of the Circus Saints & Sinners Club of America, Inc., a national organization that raises money for local charities, up to his death. ALAN K. SIMPSON (b. 1931) US Senator (R) from Wyoming 1979-97. He was appointed in 2010 to co-chair President Obama's National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform with Democratic co-chair Erskine Bowles of North Carolina.

Condition: Very good
Type:Letter






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