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- Typed letter filling one side of a cream-colored 100-1/2 inch high by 7-1/4 inch wide sheet of State of Michigan / Office of the Governor letterhead. Signed "George Romney" Folded twice for mailing. Fine. Following a meeting of the Republican Governors Association, Romney writes to Congressman Seymour Halpern that the Governors on the Temporary Platform Committee asked other Governors for additional proposals. "The Republican Governors Association's platform proposals covered the need for integrity in the domestic areas of law and justice, civil rights, credibility, gun control, consumer protection, federal-state relations, federal spending, incentives for self-help and private action on urban and social problems, and draft reform." Romney sends Halpern a list of supplementary recommendations [not here present]for his information and review. George W. Romney [1907-1995] was Chairman and President of the American Motors Corporation from 1954 to 1962 and served as 43rd Governor of Michigan from 1963 to 1969. He was United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development under President Richard Nixon from 1969 to 1973. The Queens, New York Republican Congressman Seymour Halpern (1913-1997) started his political career as a campaign aide to New York's powerful mayor Fiorella La Guardia and first served in New York's State Senate for 14 years before seeking a seat in the U.S. Congress. In Albany Halpern sponsored 279 bills that became law, including measures on schools, housing, civil rights, nutrition and mental health. A Liberal, he was something of an anomaly as the lone Republican representative from New York City, and generally garnered support from Labor Unions and endorsement from the Liberal Party. Yet he never even considered switching parties as he considered membership in the Republican Party a family tradition and commitment. While he found ample time for his private pursuits, including painting and collecting autographs, he took his legislative duties very seriously. Of these, he was proudest of his co-sponsorship of the 1964 Civil Rights Act and of the original 1965 Medicare legislation.
Title: TYPED LETTER SIGNED BY GOVERNOR GEORGE W. ROMNEY DETAILING ISSUES TO BE INCLUDED IN THE REPUBLICAN PLATFORM.
Publisher: Lansing, MI: June 28, 1968.: 1968.
Book Condition: Fine
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