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Lehman, Richard H. (1948-) To Carlos J Moorhead

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09613.01.14 Author/Creator: Lehman, Richard H. (1948-) Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Typed letter signed Date: 12 May 1992 Pagination: 1 p. ; 23.5 x 17.6 cm.

A thank you letter from Richard Lehman, the House representative for California's nineteenth district, to Moorhead for his participation in a Special Order commemorating the 77th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. Lehman states "Your participation helped to communicate that the Armenian genocide will not go unacknowledged and unmourned. By raising the public's consciousness of atrocities of the past, we can hopefully prevent their repetition in the future." This letter is on Lehman's House of Representative stationary.

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