Clinton, Bill


Governor Clinton sends birthday wishes to an Arkansas State Represntative, then a fellow Democrat


Type: Letter
Description: (B. 1946) Governor of Arkansas 1979-81 & 1983-92, US President 1993-2001, narrowly survived 1999 impeachment. M. Hillary Rodham Clinton (Obama Secretary of State and 2016 Democratic Party presidential candidate) in 1975.

TLS “Bill” on 10 ½ x 7 ¼ official gilt manila/off-white letterhead as Governor of Arkansas, Little Rock, June 25 1985, to Hon. Robert Wayne Tullis (“Robert” written over with “Bobby” in Clinton’s hand). Governor Clinton wishes Tullis a happy (37th) birthday, appreciates their friendship, hopes the coming year brings him much happiness. With envelope and copy of a photo of Gov. Clinton at podium, Tullis behind Clinton’s left shoulder. Three items.

Robert Wayne Tullis (b. 1951) Arkansas Libertarian Party mayor of Mineral Springs, Ark. 2015-19, member of the Arkansas House 1979-93. He served in the House as Democrat and in 1994, narrowly lost a Democratic primary for Arkansas State Auditor. In 2010, he was the Green Party nominee for State Treasurer, losing to the Democratic incumbent. That year, Tullis ran for mayor of Mineral Springs, losing  in a runoff election. In 2012, he ran for Congress in Arkansas’ 4th District. After initially exploring a run as a Republican and Libertarian, he later endorsed the GOP candidate and later ran as a Libertarian after the Republican he supported failed to win the GOP nomination. He lost to Republican Tom Cotton, now Ark. US Senator (R). In 2014, Tullis unsuccessfully sought the Libertarian nomination for Treasurer. That same year, he was elected mayor of Mineral Springs but chose not to seek re-election in 2018. He was the only Libertarian holding elected office in Arkansas while mayor of Mineral Springs.

Condition: Very good


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