Letter from US Representative Kenneth E. Bentsen, Jr. to Carl Lewis

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Written by
Representative Bentsen, Kenneth, Jr., American, born 1959
Owned by
Lewis, Carl, American, born 1961
Medium
ink on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 10 15/16 x 8 7/16 in. (27.8 x 21.4 cm)
Type
letters (correspondence)
Place made
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Place used
Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, United States, North and Central America
Date
August 14, 1996
Description
Typed letter from Kenneth E. Bentsen, Jr., Texas Congressman, to Carl Lewis, with Bentsen's signature. Dated August 14, 1996. Blue U.S. House of Representatives letterhead at the top. The letter reads [August 14, 1996 / Mr. Carl Lewis / c / o USA Track & Field, P.O. Box 120 / One RCA Dome, Ste. 140 / Indianapolis, Indiana 46206 / Dear Carl: / I wish to join your family, friends, and teammates in congratulating you on your great / success at the centennial Olympic games in Atlanta and your ninth Olympic gold. I am impressed / by your outstanding performance. I consider it a great honor to be able to say that I represent that / most successful track star ever! / Good luck on your future plans. You are an inspiration to all Americans of what we can / achieve through hard work and dedication. / With kindest personal regards, / Sincerely, Kenneth Bentsen / Kenneth E. Bentsen, Jr. / Member of Congress / KEB: int1]
Topic
African American
Athletes
Track and field
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Carl Lewis Estate
Object number
2012.154.14
Restrictions & Rights
Public Domain
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Classification
Documents and Published Materials
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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