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  1. Unregistered
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    Proper use of "Honorable"

    I need to send a thank you letter to a person who has identified herseld as "Honorable Jane Smith". I don't know her specific title, i.e. judge or senator. Writing Dear Honorable Jane Smith doesn't sound right, but neither does Dear Your Honor.
    Any suggestions?


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    #2

    Re: Proper use of "Honorable"

    You say you don't know if she is a judge or a senator.

    Where is she writing from?

  2. cbstaehle
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    Re: Proper use of "Honorable"

    She is responding to a donation request sent from the non-profit I work for. We had her incorrectly listed as "Mrs." which she crossed out and wrote Honorable. This was not in letter form, but one the adress section of a flyer. I had thought she was a school board member, but apparently she is addressed as Honorable so I'm not sure of her current title/political position.

  3. cbstaehle
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    Re: Proper use of "Honorable"

    "one the adress"
    should read "on the address"
    sorry!


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    Re: Proper use of "Honorable"

    It is difficult to be sure of her position as this is used for a number of public offices, but you should address the letter and envelope to The Honorable Jane Smith, but start Dear M[r]s Smith.

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