PRESIDENT GERALD R. FORD - FIRST DAY COVER SIGNED - HFSID 253282
GERALD FORD Gerald Ford signs a first day cover honoring the Drafting of the Bill of Rights. First Day Cover signed: "Gerald Ford", 6½x3¾. First Day Cover honoring the Drafting of
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Gerald Ford signs a first day cover honoring the Drafting of the Bill of Rights.
First Day Cover signed: "Gerald Ford", 6½x3¾. First Day Cover honoring the Drafting of the Bill of Rights, 25-cent stamp affixed, postmarked Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, September 25, 1989, FIRST DAY OF ISSUE. 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. Slightly creased, lightly rippled at cachet. Fine condition.