TYPED LETTER SIGNED BY THE GOVERNOR OF WEST VIRGINIA ARCH A MOORE APOLOGIZING TO CONGRESSMAN SEYMOUR HALPERN FOR NOT ATTENDING AN INAUGURAL DAY BUFFET.


- 34 words typed on a 10-1/2 inch high by 8-3/8 inch wide cream-colored sheet of State of West Virginia / Office of the Governor letterhead with the state seal embossed in gilt at top left. Signed "Arch." Folded twice for mailing. Fine. Governor Moore writes to Congressman Seymour Halpern: "Shelley and I greatly appreciated your buffet invitation following the Inaugural ceremonies; however, our schedule just did not permit us to attend." Richard Nixon was inaugurated for his first term on January 20th 1969. Arch A. Moore, Jr. [1923-2015]was an American lawyer and Republican politician from West Virginia. He was elected 28th and 30th Governor of the state, serving from 1969 to 1977 and 1985 to 1989. Amid allegations of corruption he ran for reelection in 1988 but was unseated by a Democrat. He was eventually prosecuted and pleaded guilty to five felony charges. He served over three months of a five-year, 10-month sentence prison sentence. He was disbarred and forfeited his pension. In 1995 he paid a settlement of $750,000 to the state. 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 THE GOVERNOR OF WEST VIRGINIA ARCH A MOORE APOLOGIZING TO CONGRESSMAN SEYMOUR HALPERN FOR NOT ATTENDING AN INAUGURAL DAY BUFFET.

Author Name: Moore, Arch A., Jr. (1923-2015). American lawyer and Republican politician who was elected 28th and 30th Governor of West Virginia (1969-1977 and 1985-1989).

Categories: Americana,

Publisher: Charleston, WV: January 28, 1969.: 1969.

Book Condition: Fine

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Seller ID: 36515

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