Lot #95
Lyndon B. Johnson Typed Letter Signed as President

From the "bully pulpit," LBJ writes a reverend: "Two pulpits—the public and the private—are so much better for inspiring a nation to speak with a single voice"
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From the "bully pulpit," LBJ writes a reverend: "Two pulpits—the public and the private—are so much better for inspiring a nation to speak with a single voice"

TLS as president, one page, 7 x 10.25, White House letterhead, October 19, 1965. Letter to the Rev. Daniel A. Poling, editor of the Christian Herald. In full: "I was honored to have you join us for our recent White House dinner. Your reaction is all I could wish, and let me add that it is widely shared. The response reminds me of one of my predecessors here, who delighted in his office being such 'a bully pulpit.' Could Teddy Roosevelt but attend one of these dinners, I am sure he would admit to being only half right. Two pulpits—the public and the private—are so much better for inspiring a nation to speak with a single voice. I am encouraged by your support, as I am grateful to be included in your prayers." In fine condition, with faint paperclip impression to the top edge. Accompanied by a photocopy of Poling's telegram to LBJ, promising to do everything within his power to support American action in Vietnam.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts
  • Dates: #616 - Ended September 15, 2021





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