Bush, George H. W.
Two months in office, Vice President Bush thanks an old friend for his continued support and loyalty
Description: (1924-2018) Texas US Rep, US Ambassador to China & UN, US VP 1981-89 (Reagan), President 1989-1993. Father of President George W. Bush (2001-09) and Florida governor and 2016 GOP presidential hopeful Jeb Bush.
TLS “George Bush” on 9 x 7 official blue “The Vice President/ Washington” letterhead with official seal at top left corner, March 30 1981, to old friend and supporter Barnee Breeskin. The 2-month Veep thanks Breeskin for his letter of March 10, Breeskin’s “continued support and loyalty mean a great deal to me”, asks him to keep sending suggestions.
Barnee Breeskin (1910-1989) 1930-56 orchestra leader at the famous Washington DC Shoreham Hotel’s Blue Room. In 1938, he wrote and obtained the copyright for the music for “Hail to the Redskins”, the Washington Football Team’s former 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 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.
Condition: Very Good