LEON JAWORSKI - AUTOGRAPH - HFSID 208024
Sale Price $63.00
Index card signed by the Special Prosecutor who subpoenaed the White House tapes.
Signature: "Leon Jaworski", 5x3 lined card. On November 5, 1973, Texas attorney Leon Jaworski (1905-1982) was appointed Special Watergate Prosecutor, replacing Archibald Cox. Jaworski's appointment followed the October 20, 1973 "Saturday Night Massacre" in which President Richard M. Nixon attempted to abolish the Office of the Special Prosecutor, eventually ousting Cox. Instead of quashing the Watergate scandal, pressure for Nixon's impeachment mounted in Congress. Nixon responded with Jaworski's appointment and guaranteed that the new Special Prosecutor would be free of White House control. On April 16, 1974 Jaworski issued a subpoena for 64 White House tapes. Nixon refused to honor the subpoena and Jaworski took the issue to the U.S. Supreme Court. On July 24, 1974 the Supreme Court ordered Nixon to hand over the Watergate tapes to Jaworski; Nixon complied. Jaworski, who voted for Nixon twice, successfully represented friend Lyndon Johnson in a 1960 lawsuit over whether LBJ could run simultaneously for Vice President and for the US Senate. Pencil notes (unknown hand). Corners slightly worn. Ink notes (unknown hand) on verso. Otherwise, fine condition.
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