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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

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

Keywords/Subjects: Texas, President Literature and Language Arts, American West, Congress

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