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Typed Letter Signed, "Warren", 1p, 7" x 9.25", on Supreme Court of the United States embossed stationery, September 16, 1992, Washington, D.C. Addressed to the Honorable D. Patrick Moynihan. Center fold, else very fine condition. In full, "The world's greatest architect would be of no use if it weren't for your work in getting the Congress to authorize this important new building. When they're giving out gold medals, you should get the first one. Meanwhile, enclosed is a silver substitute - a copy of George Washington's wine coaster with his profile inserted [not present]. [Signed] Warren" In his biography of Moynihan [Daniel Patrick Moynihan: the Intellectual in Public Life], Robert Katzmann says, "Moynihan [was] the architectural conscience of the Congress. When he threw in with the opposition to extending the Capitol's West Front, the plan collapsed. He faced down architect Philip Johnson at a hearing and took the Senate floor to denounce Johnson's proposed fifty-two-story skyscraper on the Potomac that would have diminished Washington's monumental views...Moynihan's architectural speaking and writing show a solid grounding in architectural history, though he never had formal training...his critical faculty in architecture [was] acute, creative, and fearless...The AIA made Moynihan an honorary member and then, in 1992, named him the first 'lay' recipient of a new Thomas Jefferson Award for Public Architecture."
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Chief Justice Warren Burger applauds the success of Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan in getting Congress to authorize a new Federal Building

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Minimum Bid: $200.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $242.00
Estimate: $300 - $500
Auction closed on Thursday, June 1, 2017.

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