MELVIN R. LAIRD - MAGAZINE COVER SIGNED - HFSID 296937
MELVIN R. LAIRD Shown on the cover of an August 29, 1969 issue of Time magazine Magazine Cover signed: "Melvin R Laird", Color 8¼x11. Melvin Robert Laird, Jr. (1922-2016) was U.S. Secretary of Defense under President Richard M.
Sale Price $187.00
MELVIN R. LAIRD Shown on the cover of an August 29, 1969 issue of Time magazine Magazine Cover signed: "Melvin R Laird", Color 8¼x11. Melvin Robert Laird, Jr. (1922-2016) was U.S. Secretary of Defense under President Richard M. Nixon from 1969-1973, the first Congressman appointed to the post. Committed to only a four-year tenure, Laird publicly supported Nixon's course in Vietnam but opposed the Cambodian invasion and the bombing and land mine operations of the spring of 1972. On January 27, 1973, two days before he left office, the Vietnam settlement was signed in Paris. Laird, who had previously served as a Republican in the Wisconsin state senate (1946-1948) and as a U.S. Representative from Wisconsin (1953-1969), then became a domestic advisor to Nixon. In 1974, the year he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, Laird resigned to become senior counselor on national and international affairs for "Reader's Digest". Lightly worn. Otherwise, fine condition.
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