May 22, 2014 - Sale 2351

Sale 2351 - Lot 142

Price Realized: $ 2,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 3,000 - $ 4,000
"I HAVE NEVER ASPIRED TO A POLITICAL CAREER" REAGAN, RONALD. Typed Letter Signed, "Ronnie," to State Chairman of Citizens for Goldwater-Miller Theodore L. Humes, stating that he never intended to enter politics but that he would consider his offer of help. 1 page, 4to, personal stationery; folds. "Pacific Palisades" [Los Angeles], 19 November 1964

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". . . While I have never aspired to a political career I realize there is much to think about in that regard from the standpoint of my responsibility. I assure you I'm going to do some deep soul searching in the days ahead.
"I appreciate your offer of help and it shall be taken into consideration in my thinking."
In late October of 1964, a widely-praised speech delivered by Reagan and broadcast on television in support of Barry Goldwater's presidential campaign was one of the first public demonstrations that Reagan had the necessary talents to pursue a successful career in politics.