Bush, George H. W.
TLS as VP week after 2nd Reagan-Bush Inauguration to a close friend, starting to look down the road to 1988
Autograph ID: 6204
Condition: Very good
Description: “(1924-2018) President 1989-1993. Father of President George W. Bush (2001-09). Connecticut-born Houston millionaire oilman, Texas US Rep, United Nations Ambassador, GOP National Committee chairman, Ambassador to China, CIA Director, unsuccessful 1980 GOP presidential aspirant. VP 1981-89 (with Reagan).
TLS as VP on 4 1/2 x 6 1/2 blue-bordered white notecard with the gold and blue Vice President's seal at the top left, (Washington), January 25 1985, to "Dear Barnee" (Breskin). About a week after the 2nd Reagan-Bush Inauguration, Bush seemingly has his eyes on the next election, saying; "Nothing has changed since we talked. It is still very early but more and more political talk abounds." He tells his friend how much he appreciates his support, and enjoyed their phone chat in Florida.
BARNEE BREESKIN (1910-1989) 1930-56 orchestra leader at the Shoreham Hotelâ€™s Blue Room. In 1938, he wrote and obtained the copyright for the music for "Hail to the Redskins", the football teamâ€™s fight song. Associated with the Redskins since the team moved from Boston in 1937, led the Redskin Wigwam Band at Griffith Stadium and was the team's director of entertainment 1938-52. A long-time Washington PR executive, he strongly supported his friend Bushâ€™s 1980 run for the presidency. He led the Washington â€œTentâ€ (chapter) of the Circus Saints & Sinners Club of America, Inc., a national organization that raises money for local charities, up to his death.”