PRESIDENT GERALD R. FORD - CHRISTMAS / HOLIDAY CARD SIGNED - HFSID 83055
GERALD R. FORD Gerald R. Ford signs a Christmas card depicting his family. Christmas Card signed: "Jerry Ford", 6¼x4¾ when closed. Printed greeting inside: "All the Joys of
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GERALD R. FORD
Gerald R. Ford signs a Christmas card depicting his family.
Christmas Card signed: "Jerry Ford", 6¼x4¾ when closed. Printed greeting inside: "All the Joys of the Season/All the Delights of your family around you/All the mirth in a Child's smiling face/All the Peace that mankind can hope for / All the Love we can share with each other/And all the Dreams we dare to envision/May all these things be yours./With our wishes for a/Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year/Betty and Jerry Ford". Photograph on front of the family including children and grandchildren. 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 had also lived to age 93) as the longest-lived former U.S. President. Edges slightly worn. Fine condition.
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