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Holcomb calls George Washington signature 'an early Christmas gift'

You may not have known that Indiana's governor is a collector of presidential signatures.
Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb shows reporter Kevin Rader the George Washington piece that completes his set of presidential signatures. (Photo: WTHR)

INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) - Christmas came early for Governor Eric Holcomb Thursday.

You may not have known that Indiana's governor is a collector of presidential signatures.

His collection was one short, and as fortune would have it, it arrived Thursday during an interview with Eyewitness News reporter Kevin Rader.

"I have a document signed in the own hand of all the presidents. I have been doing this for a long time. Years and years and years and saving, saving, saving and waited to get the first last. George Washington came minutes ago, finally, right before Christmas. How convenient," Holcomb said.

George Washington's signature appears on an envelope with a red seal on the back. It's addressed to a colonel at Fort Pitt.

The Governor said he "couldn't wait" to show it to the first lady.