Superb and Personal President George H. W. Bush Autograph Letter Signed George Herbert Walker Bush (1924- ), forty-first President (1989-1993). Awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross in World War II, he was a Congressman from Texas, United Nations Ambassador, chief liaison to China, and Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, before serving as Ronald Reagan's Vice President. Defeating Dukakis in 1988, he fought a war on drugs, and unsuccessfully attempted to control the budget deficit. His greatest triumph was defeating Iraq in the Gulf War, but a struggling economy and a perception of indifference led to his defeat in 1992. Autograph letter signed, 2 pages, 7 1/4" x 10 1/4". A superb and personal autographed letter signed "George" in blue ink. The letter was written on January 16, 1976, to a friend, Henry, in regard to comments made about Bush's new position as director of the Central Intelligence Agency. The letter was written on official and personal "George Bush" stationary, with the following address imprinted on the top, "5161 Palisade Lane, N.W. Washington D.C. 20016." In the letter, Bush stated, "Dear Henry - Someone (Jim Hewgley) sent me the comments you made about my new job. I just want to say 'thanks' for those generous words. I do regret a little being out of politics, but that is all overcome by the challenge of this tough but important new job. I know I can do it, and I know it must be done. I expect we Bushes may have had inculcated with us the same sense of service that your public life has exemplified - I hope so anyway - Again, my thanks, kind words and real friendship count these days - ." The letter is in mint condition and suitable for framing. Accompanied by COA from PSA/DNA.

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