Bill Clinton 1978 Typed Letter Signed – Just Weeks Before Winning His First Election To Be Governor of Arkansas


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42nd President.  Typed letter signed “Bill”, October 12, 1978, “Bill Clinton / P.O. Box 615 / Little Rock, Arkansas 72203” stationery, to Glenn Thames in Fort Smith, Arkansas.  Clinton has handwritten “Glenn” in the salutation, in full:

Thank you for your contribution to the campaign.  I want you to know that I appreciate your expression of support.

I look forward to working with you in the coming months.  If you ever have advice or suggestions on what I need to be doing, both during and after the campaign, please let me know.

Again, thanks for your support.  I hope to continue to merit your confidence.

In very good condition, evenly toned.

On November 7, 1978, Bill Clinton was elected Governor of Arkansas for the first time with 59.55% of the vote.  Clinton, at the age of thirty-two, became the youngest Arkansas governor, the youngest governor in the United States since Harold E. Stassen won in Minnesota in 1938 at the age of thirty-one, and the youngest governor in nation at this time. In 1992 he was elected third-youngest U.S. President.