Jimmy Carter 1975 Autograph Letter Signed as Presidential Candidate


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39th President.  Autograph letter signed (ALS) “Jimmy”, 5.5 x 8.5, personal letterhead from Plains, Georgia, December 19, 1975. Letter to Paul O’Dwyer, who was the President of the New York City Council, written while campaigning for the 1976 Democratic presidential nomination, in full:

I enjoyed being with you, & really appreciate your hospitality & friendship.

My campaign is going well, & your advice & active support can be very valuable to me.

Your friend


P.S. Your press release on Ireland was great!

Carter was the Democratic National Committee campaign chairman for the 1974 congressional and gubernatorial elections.  On December 12, 1974, he announced his candidacy for president of the United States. He won his party’s nomination on the first ballot at the 1976 Democratic National Convention, and was elected president on November 2, 1976.

Paul O’Dwyer was an Irish-born American politician who was very active in New York politics.  His elder brother, William was Mayor of New York City from 1946 to 1950.