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Reagan, Ronald (1911-2004) to Harold Ward

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00782.17 Author/Creator: Reagan, Ronald (1911-2004) Place Written: Pacific Palisades, California Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 26 May 1960 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Quotes Barry Goldwater stating that the Herlong-Baker bill (concerning tax reform) can only be gotten out of committee through a letter-writing campaign. Rejects the idea of a third party of economic conservatives, saying that he joined the Republican party after being a life-long Democrat because, "we could...by our very numbers force the party to be the organ for Economic conservatism." Written on personal stationery.

People: Reagan, Ronald, 1911-2004.
Ward, Harold, fl. 1960.

Historical Era: 1945 to the Present

Keywords/Subjects: President Government and Civics, Taxes or Taxation, Politics, Finance, Economics, Republican Party, Democratic Party

Sub Era: The Sixties