PRESIDENT GERALD R. FORD - ENGRAVING SIGNED - HFSID 256858
Sale Price $324.00
GERALD R. FORD
Gerald R. Ford signs an engraving of him in black ink.
Engraved Portrait signed: "Gerald R. Ford". B/w, 6½x8 overall, oval image 3½x4¾ (one surface) matted to 11x12½. 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. Fine condition. Matted, not in Gallery of History style.Not reviewed by us for conservation integrity. "As is" matting purchase.
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