Bush, George H. W. (ON HOLD)


1984 ALS as Vice President thanking a DC political campaign button manufacturer 3 weeks after re-election!


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.

ALS “George Bush” on 4 ¼  x 6 ¼ thin blue-bordered Vice President of the United States notecard with gold, blue-lettered embossed seal at top left, (Washington), November 28 1984 (3 weeks after 1984 election) to “Barbara & Frank” (Enten), sending them “a million thanks for the great button collection” and commending their thoughtfulness.

Frank Enten (1930-2014) Frank, and wife Barbara, lived in the Washington, DC area and he worked at New York Life Insurance Company as a Chartered Life Underwriter. Enten got his start collecting political buttons in the early 1960s before starting his own political campaign button company where he became known to many as “The Button Man”. In 1984, he produced 1 million+ buttons for the Reagan campaign.

The 1984 election, the 50th presidential election, was held on Tuesday, November 6, 1984. Incumbent President Reagan & Vice President Bush defeated former VP Walter Mondale and NY US Rep Geraldine Ferraro in a landslide,  winning 525 electoral votes and 58.8% of the popular vote.

Condition: Very Good

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