How should a congressperson be addressed in a letter of recommendation?

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  1. SA.applicant98

    SA.applicant98 New Member

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    I have several people writing letters of recommendation for me for service academy nomination applications. How should they address those letters to the congressperson? I've seen several ways online...
    -Dear Senator John Doe,
    -To whom it may concern,
    -Dear Board of Nominations,
    -Dear Honorable John Doe,

    I'm not sure if these are eligible, or if there is a specific address I need to be using? Honorable John Doe seems the most respectful.

    Any help is appreciated.
     
  2. MidCakePa

    MidCakePa Member

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    “Dear Senator Doe” will suffice. (“Honorable” is used when referring to them in the third person.)