Letter from US Representative Tom DeLay to Carl Lewis

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Representative DeLay, Tom, American, born 1947
Owned by
Lewis, Carl, American, born 1961
ink on paper
H x W: 10 15/16 x 8 1/2 in. (27.8 x 21.6 cm)
letters (correspondence)
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Place used
Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, United States, North and Central America
Place made
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
August 27, 1996
Typed letter from Tom DeLay., Texas Congressman, to Carl Lewis, with DeLay's signature. Dated August 27, 1996. Blue U.S. House of Representatives letterhead at the top. The letter reads [August 27, 1996 / Mr. Carl Lewis / USA Track & Field / P.O. Box 120 / (One RCA Dome, Ste. 140) / Indianapolis, IN 46206 (46225) / Dear Mr. Lewis: I wanted to take the opportunity to congratulate you for your exceptional performance in / the U.S. Olympic long jump competition. / Once again, you have proven yourself an excellent and enduring athlete. Your hard work / and dedication have paid off, adding more medals to your already flourishing collection. This is / something of which you deserve to be immensely proud. / Congratulations on your accomplishments. You are a fine representative of the United / States and the great state of Texas, and I wish you the best of luck in your future endeavors. / Sincerely / Tom DeLay / Tom DeLay / Member of Congress / TD:ple]
Track and field
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Carl Lewis Estate
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Public Domain

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