PRESIDENT GEORGE H.W. BUSH - VICE PRESIDENTIAL CARD SIGNED CO-SIGNED BY: PRESIDENT GERALD R. FORD - HFSID 254760
GEORGE BUSH and GERALD R. FORD Signed engraved Vice Presidential card by George Bush and former President Gerald R. Ford Engraved Vice Presidential card signed: "George Bush" and "Gerald R. Ford", 6x3½.
Sale Price $880.00
GEORGE BUSH and GERALD R. FORD Signed engraved Vice Presidential card by George Bush and former President Gerald R. Ford Engraved Vice Presidential card signed: "George Bush" and "Gerald R. Ford", 6x3½. Vice presidential seal gilt embossed at top center above words: "The Vice President/of the United States of America". Ford was the first appointed Vice President, serving from 1973-1974 when he succeeded to the presidency after Nixon resigned. George H.W. Bush (1924-2018) was Ronald Reagan's Vice President (1981-1989) before serving as 41st U.S. President (1989-1993), the first incumbent Vice President to be elected President since 1836. Bush's distinguished resume included oil company executive, Texas Congressman, Chairman of the Republican Party, Director of Central Intelligence, Ambassador to China and Ambassador to the United Nations. As President he conducted a largely successful foreign policy, including the first Gulf War against Iraq, Operation Desert Storm, and the 1989 invasion of Panama to depose General Manuel Noriega. His son, George W. Bush, became 43rd president in 2001 and served two terms. On August 9, 1974, Gerald R. Ford (1913-2006) was sworn in as the nation's 38th President (1974-1977) following the resignation of Richard Nixon. Ford had previously served as Nixon's Vice President (1973-1974) following the resignation of Vice President Spiro Agnew, becoming the only man to have held both of the nation's highest offices without being elected to either. Ford, who was previously a U.S. Congressman from Michigan (1949-1973; Minority Leader, 1965-1973), lost his bid for election to a full four-year term partially as a result of his controversial pardon of his predecessor. He was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1999. Ford was the nation's longest-lived former President, passing Ronald Reagan, who also died at the age of 93. Fine condition.
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