Letter Template from Representative Louis Frey, Jr., 1972

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Title

Letter Template from Representative Louis Frey, Jr., 1972

Alternative Title

Letter Template from Rep. Lou Frey (1972)

Subject

Frey, Lou, 1934-
Brevard County (Fla.)
Congress
Veterans--Florida
Hospitals--Florida

Description

A draft of a stock response letter from U.S. Representative Louis Frey, Jr. (1934-) to constituents who expressed their opinion that Brevard County, Florida, needed a U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) hospital.

Re. Lou Frey served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1969 to 1979. He was on several committees during his time in office, including the Select Committee on Narcotics Abuse and Control and the Science and Technology Committee. He was also the chairman of the Young Republicans of Florida. During his tenure, Central Florida had a very large veteran population but insufficient VA medical facilities. For example, the closest VA hospital to Brevard County was in St. Petersburg. To more sufficiently care for the needs of veterans in his district, Rep. Frey introduced multiple bills to Congress that would establish a VA hospital in Brevard County, although none of his bills were passed.

Creator

Frey, Lou, Jr.

Source

Original letter template from Lou Frey, Jr., 1972: Lou Frey Papers, box 6, Lou Frey Institute of Politics & Government, Special Collections and University Archives, University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida.

Date Created

1972

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original letter template from Lou Frey, Jr., 1972.

Is Part Of

Lou Frey Papers, box 6, Lou Frey Institute of Politics & Government, Special Collections and University Archives, University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

116 KB

Medium

1-page typewritten letter

Language

eng

Type

Text

Coverage

Brevard County, Florida
St. Petersburg, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Civics/Government Teacher

Provenance

Originally created by Lou Frey, Jr.

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by the Lou Frey Institute of Politics & Government and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Curator

Mayer, Erica
Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

External Reference

"Congressman Lou Frey, Jr. Biography." Lou Frey Institute of Politics & Government. http://loufreyjr.com/.
"FREY, Louis, Jr., (1934 - )." Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, United States Congress. http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=F000381.
Frey, Lou, and Michael T. Hayes.Inside the House: Former Members Reveal How Congress Really Works. Lanham, MD: U.S. Association of Former Members of Congress, 2001.
Shaw, Frederick J. Locating Air Force Base Sites: History's Legacy. Washington D.C.: Air Force History and Museums Program, United States Air Force, 2004.

Transcript

Verterans’

, 1972

Dear :

Many thanks for your recent correspondence in regard to your interest in obtaining a veterans’ hospotal in Brevard County. Your interest in this matter is appreciated.

I have recently introduced legislation to establish such a hospital in Brevard. As you know, in Brevard there are over 40,000 veterans which doesn’t include veterns in nearby counties, who must travel at least 161 miles to the nearest VA hospital in St. Petersberg. There is an estimated 15,000 veterans in Brevard County now traveling great distances to the four VA hospitals in Florida. Establishment of a VA hospital in Brevard would certainly alleviate this problem. My bill would establish a 500 bed veterans’ hospital which could be staffed by the many qualified professional people available in Brevard. There are also at least five construction sites available for this facility at no cost to the Government.

You can be sure I will be working toward and doing all I can to urge prompt consideration of this bill. Thanks again for writing and sharing your comments with me. If I can be of any assistance to you, please let me know.

Most sincerely,

Lou Frey, Jr.

LFJr/kah

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