Bush, George H. W.


Vice President Bush coy 1985 TLS to a friend inquiring about a  1986 presidential campaign run!


Type: Letter
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” on 9 x 7 official blue “The Vice President/Washington” letterhead with official seal at top left corner, April 25 1985, noted as “(SELF-TYPED)”. VP Bush gave a nice article Breeskin sent to wife Barbara, thanks him for sharing it. Importantly, as regards his plans, he states: “Still no marching orders- it is still early-but your renewed pledge of support really does count.”

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

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