Letter from Cordye Hall to Lyndon Johnson, January 2, 1971

Title

Letter from Cordye Hall to Lyndon Johnson, January 2, 1971

Subject

Hall, Cordye; Johnson, Lyndon B. (Lyndon Baines), 1908-1973; social security

Description

Letter from Cordye Hall to Lyndon Johnson regarding the amount of money that Johnson is receiving as a former president. Hall is dismayed and asks Johnson to explain. Hall also asks that Johnson give the enclosed "Another Mother for Peace" information to Ladybird Johnson. Written in blue ink are the notes "no answer, naturally" and "copy-Mr. Harry Truman."

Creator

Hall, Cordye

Date

1/2/1971

Rights

Materials may not be used without permission. For further information, please contact (940) 898-3751 or womenshistory@twu.edu

Language

en

Type

letters

Identifier

MSS052_58_letter_19710102

Rights Holder

Woman's Collection, Texas Woman's University, P.O. Box 425528, Denton, TX 76204.

Text

January 2, 1971
[Handwritten at top left] no ans
Mr. Lyndon B. Johnson,
Johnson City,
Texas

[Handwritten at top right] no answer naturally

Dear Mr. Johnson:
Reference is made to the Z-rox copy of question and answer in ACTION LINE. Dallas Times Herald 12/22/70. Like the ho-bo in the cartoon, I would like to know if you are receiving what seems to a social security retiree as exorbitant sums.
I simply cannot believe that an ex-president who happens to be in the millionaire bracket would accept such a large sum from taxes, a great portion of which is taken from business which are hard pressed to stay in business because of excessive taxes; to say nothing of taxpayers who are living on social security retirement pay.
I shall be pleased if you will advise me the truth in this matter.
Very Sincerely,
[Handwritten] (Mrs) Cordye Hall
P.S. would you be kind enough to hand the enclosed bulletin of ANOTHER MOTHER FOR PEACE to Lady Bird with my request that she join the mothers of the world in our war on war? Thank you!

[Handwritten] Copy- Mr. Harry Truman

Original Format

Paper

Files

MSS052_58_letter_19710102.pdf

Citation

Hall, Cordye, “Letter from Cordye Hall to Lyndon Johnson, January 2, 1971,” TWU Digital Exhibits, accessed June 16, 2024, http://exhibits.twu.edu/ex/items/show/97.

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