PRESIDENT GERALD R. FORD - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH CIRCA 1975 CO-SIGNED BY: CAPTAIN CHARLES "PETE" CONRAD JR. - HFSID 76127
Sale Price $360.00
GERALD R. FORD and CHARLES CONRAD, JR
Gerald R. Ford and Charles Conrad, Jr. sign a black and white publicity photograph of Gerald Ford giving a speech on the steps of the White House in front of a group of politicians and military leaders on May 2, 1975.
Photograph signed: "Gerald R. Ford" and "Charles Conrad, Jr.". B/w, 9¼x7. On August 9, 1974, GERALD R. FORD (1913-2006) was sworn in as the nation's 38th President following the resignation of Richard Nixon. Ford had previously served as Nixon's Vice President (December 6, 1973-August 9, 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. Ford, who was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1999, celebrated his 93rd birthday on July 14, 2006. Before his death on December 26, 2006, Ford had surpassed Ronald Reagan (who also lived to age 93) as the longest-lived former U.S. President. CHARLES CONRAD, JR. flew in space aboard Gemini 5, Gemini 11, Apollo 12 and Skylab 2. Apollo 12, launched on November 14, 1969, landed on the Moon on November 18, 1969. While on the Moon, Conrad and Alan Bean collected parts of an old Surveyor 3 probe that had landed on the Moon two and a half years earlier. The crew returned to Earth on November 24, 1969. Conrad was killed in a motorcycle accident on July 8, 1999. Conrad's signatures is beaded an adequate contrast. Otherwise, fine condition.
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