PRESIDENT GERALD R. FORD - COMMEMORATIVE COVER SIGNED - HFSID 148253
GERALD FORD Gerald Ford signs a commemorative cover honoring John Quincy Adams. Commemorative Cover signed: "Gerald Ford", 6½x3¾. Cover honoring sixth U.S. President John Quincy
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Gerald Ford signs a commemorative cover honoring John Quincy Adams.
Commemorative Cover signed: "Gerald Ford", 6½x3¾. Cover honoring sixth U.S. President John Quincy Adams, 3-cent Rail Transportation and 10-cent crossed flags stamps affixed, postmarked Quincy, Massachusetts, July 11, 1976. This stamp was issued during Ford's presidency (1974-1977) in America's bicentennial year. Ironically, when America celebrated its 200th birthday, neither her President nor Vice President had been elected by the people; Ford had succeeded Nixon upon his resignation, while Vice President Nelson Rockefeller had been appointed by Ford. 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. Lightly creased, lightly rippled at cachet. Fine condition.
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