1987. 8.5 x 11" Fine. Item #00535634
The collection comprises 72 pages of letters signed by 46 governors (including Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands) and except California, Deleware, Michigan , and Oregon. The autographs include Bill Clinton, Mario Cuomo, Michael Dukakis, and Tommy Thompson, John Ashcroft and 41 others of varying political importance. All discussing the importance of the Constitution, and intended to contitute the prize in an essay contest in the bicentennial year of the drafting of the Constitution. The full list of state governors includes: (AK) Steve Cowper, (AL) Guy Hunt, (AR) Bill Clinton, (AZ) Evan Mecham (a hard autograph to get as a govenor) (CO) Roy Romer, (CT) William A. O'Neill, (FL) Bob Martinez, (GA) Joe Frank Harris, (HI) John Waihee, (IA) Terry Branstad, (ID) Cecil Andrus, (IL) James R. Thompson, (IN) Robert D. Orr, (KS) Mike Hayden, (KY) Martha Layne Collins, (LA) Edwin W. Edwards, (MA) Michael S. Dukakis, (MD) William Donald Schaefer, (ME) John R. McKernan jr., (MN) Rudy Perpich, (MO) John Ashcoft, (MS) Bill Allain, (MT) Ted Schwiden, (NC) James G. Martin, (ND) George A. Sinner, (NE) Kay A. Orr, (NH) John Sununu, (NJ) Thomas H. Kean, (NM) Garry Carruthers, (NV) Richard H. Bryan, (NY) Mario M. Cuomo, (OH) Richard F. Celeste, (OK) Henry Bellman, (PA) Robert P. Casey, (Puerto Rico) Rafael Hernandez Colon, (RI) Edward D. DiPrete, (SC) Carroll A. Campbell jr., (SD) George S. Mickelson, (TN) Ned McWherter, (TX) William P. Clements jr., (UT) Norman H. Bangerter, (VA) Gerald L. Baliles, (Virgin Islands) Alexander A. Farrelly, (VT) Madeleine M. Kunin, (WA) Booth Gardner, (WI) Tommy G. Thompson, (WV) Arch A. Moore jr., and (WY) Mike Sullivan. The letters, on official stationary, with duplicates of letters from Alaska, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Washington. There are also a dozen cover letters, seven of which are signed by governors. A few leaves with slight foxing or discoloration from staples, paper clips, or envelope tabs, but overall in Fine condition.