Allred, Dave (1933-1996) to Sam Houston Allred
Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02530.02
Author/Creator: Allred, Dave (1933-1996)
Place Written: Washington, D.C.
Type: Typed letter signed
Date: 6 February 1959
Pagination: 1 p. : envelope ; 26.5 x 20 cm.
Summary of Content: Writes to his brother about a chat he had with Senator John F. Kennedy. Dave had mentioned Sam in their conversation and Kennedy remembered him from the previous summer. Kennedy commented on his namesake, Sam Houston, being featured in his book ”Profiles in Courage.” They talked about Houston and inscribed a book to Sam, which Dave was sending to him from Washington. Written on stationary of the United States Senate.
People: Allred, William David, 1933-1996., Allred, Sam Houston, 1937-1984. , Kennedy, John Fitzgerald, 1917-1963., Houston, Sam, 1793-1863.
Historical Era: 1945 to the Present
Background: At the time of this writing, Dave Allred was a reporter for the Wichita Falls, Texas, newspaper. In 1966, he was elected as the 13th District Representative in the Texas state legislature, where he served for fourteen years.Order Image