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The First 100 Years!

First Edition



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The First 100 Years! A Casual Chronicle of the Gridiron Club, inscribed by Robert D. Novak to Chief of Staff, Craig L. Fuller.

Octavo, 155pp. Title stamped in gilt on cover. Illustrated endpapers. Light rubbing to bottom edge of front board, a near fine example. Book is inscribed by syndicated columnist Robert D. Novak to Craig L. Fuller, then the Assistant to the President for Cabinet Affairs.

Inscription reads: “To Craig Fuller, in memory of the 100th dinner! Robert D. Novak.” Includes an additional laid in note from Novak, apologizing that the book wasn’t at his table for the dinner, joking that “newsmen are not supposed to miss deadlines. Best, Bob.”

At the age of 34, Craig L. Fuller was asked to serve as the Chief of Staff for Vice President George H.W. Bush. He had previously served in the Reagan administration as the Assistant to the President for Cabinet Affairs. After serving as Chief of Staff for 4-years, it was assumed that Fuller would follow Bush to the White House in 1989. Shortly after the 1988 election, the President-elect told Fuller that New Hampshire Governor John H. Sununu would serve as his White House Chief of Staff. Fuller was disappointed and decided to return to the private sector, where he enjoyed a successful career in corporate and public affairs.

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Location Published

Washington DC


The Gridiron Club


First Edition

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Near Fine


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