To Richard P. Ford, a fan [Letter 585]

Item Reference Code: 100_12A_028_001

Date(s) of creation

March 14, 1978


Richard P. Ford


March 14, 1978

Richard P. Ford
Room 8915, Huber House
South Quad
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI  48109

Dear Mr. Ford:

Thank you for your letter. I am glad that you found my philosophy helpful and that it has put you on the right road, if I judge by your letter.

I realize that you are an individual in your own right, not merely “Gerald Ford’s nephew,” but I cannot resist the temptation to tell you that I like your uncle very much, even though I do not agree with all of his policies. I hope he will run in the next presidential election—I would be happy to vote for him again.

Wishing you success in your profession and your philosophical development.



Ayn Rand