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Richard M. Nixon

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“ . . . the important Republican victory in California was due in large part to people like you who devoted their time and energy to grass roots campaigning.

Richard Milhous Nixon, 1913-1994.  37th President of the United States.  Typed Letter Signed, Dick, one page, quarto, on engraved stationery of the Office of the Vice President, Washington, [D.C.], November 24, 1954.

Nixon, then Dwight D. Eisenhowerʼs Vice President, thanks a friend and supporter, Clarence Stover, for his help in the fall campaign.  In full:  “This is just a note to express my appreciation for the warm welcome we received in Pomona on October 29.  /  It was a real pleasure to be in Pomona again and to have the opportunity to talk with the old friends there.  I particularly want to thank you for your efforts in making the general arrangements for the meeting, and I hope you will convey my thanks to all who assisted you.  /  I want you to know that I feel quite certain that the important Republican victory in California was due in large part to people like you who devoted their time and energy to grass roots campaigning.

As Nixon indicated, the Republicans did well in the 1954 mid-term election in California.  In the race that likely interested Nixon the most, Republican Thomas Kuchel was elected to a full term after having been appointed by Governor Earl Warren to fill Nixon’s unexpired term when Nixon was elected Vice President.  In the House of Representatives, the California Republicans lost one seat but gained one, breaking even overall and retaining 19 of Californiaʼs 30 House seats.  Nationally, the Republican Party lost a net of two seats in the United States Senate—just enough for the Democrats to retake control and to make Texas Senator Lyndon B. Johnson, who received 84.6% of the votes in his own reelection bid, the Senate majority leader. 

Clarence Stover, to whom Nixon wrote this letter, was the father of Nixon’s aide and longtime friend William W. Stover, who later served as the chief of staff for California Senator George L. Murphy.  

This is a nice letter.  Nixon has signed it in blue fountain pen.  The letter has one horizontal mailing fold, which goes between two lines of type in the text, and a handling bend at the top blank margin.  It also has a paperclip stain that affects one word of the text at the left margin.  Overall it is in fine condition.

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