PRESIDENT GERALD R. FORD - EPHEMERA SIGNED - HFSID 320608
GERALD FORD The President signs a placard from his 1976 Presidential election campaign. Ephemera signed: "Gerald Ford". Color, 5x3¾. Campaign paraphernalia reading: "President/Ford/'76". On August 9, 1974, Gerald R.
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The President signs a placard from his 1976 Presidential election campaign.
Ephemera signed: "Gerald Ford". Color, 5x3¾. Campaign paraphernalia reading: "President/Ford/'76". 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. Affixed to piece of brown paper. Adhesive stains on verso. Creased throughout. Slightly worn. Lightly toned. Otherwise, fine condition.
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