Monday, August 8, 2011

Monday Mailbag: State Assemblyman Calling

Reynolds Buick at Citrus and Bedillo, late 1930's

As Reynolds Buick's 96th Anniversary Celebration begins to draw near, we thought it would be interesting to take a look at some of the other Anniversaries we have observed. Recall that for the Golden Anniversary Buick Introduction, Irv. Sr received a special badge denoting him as a Twenty Five Year Plus Dealer (actually, it was his thirty-seventh year as a dealer).

So today we'll take a look back at Twenty Five Years, a milestone that was achieved in the year 1940. The attached letter was written by Frederick F. Houser, California State Assemblyman in the Fifty-Third District, writing in response to a congratulatory article in the Covina Argus. Houser would go on to become Lieutenant Governor under Earl Warren in 1943. We think it's pretty telling that he took the time to write a note to Irv Sr. And judging by the fact that Irv kept the letter in his desk for over forty years, we're thinking he thought it was pretty nice, too.

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