Written to confidant and political ally, former senator George Murphy.
On January 2, 1967, Reagan was sworn in as the 33rd Governor of California. He was a man with a vision and an agenda. He temporarily stopped government hiring to slow the growth of the state workforce, balanced the state budget, fought the student protest movement at the University of California, and...
On January 2, 1967, Reagan was sworn in as the 33rd Governor of California. He was a man with a vision and an agenda. He temporarily stopped government hiring to slow the growth of the state workforce, balanced the state budget, fought the student protest movement at the University of California, and advocated tax cuts and reform of the welfare system. George Murphy, U.S. Senator from California, was a longtime friend, colleague and confidant of the new Governor.
This is Reagan’s retained copy of a letter he wrote to Murphy when the Senator was ill, good-humoredly urging Murphy to take it easy while making a statement about his own goals that seems outright prophetic.
Autograph Letter Signed, April 27, 1967, to Senator Murphy, whom he addresses as “Murph.” “I’m sorry to hear about the bug. Being a veteran of that I know its helped along by being tired so take it easy d-n it, we’ll save the world tomorrow. Phil has told me of all your help in Wash. on our Redwoods. He also gave me a blow by blow on your spanking of our resources director. Bless you it was a chore I couldn’t quite perform but you did. I’ve told our girl to set up a meeting with O’Melveny as soon as possible.”
As Governor, Reagan often wrote out letters by hand for his secretary to type; she retained some of the originals. This is one of those. As President, it is no exaggeration to state that Reagan set as a goal “saving the world.” Under his leadership, the Cold War was won and Eastern Europe came to the doorstep of freedom.
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