PRESIDENT GERALD R. FORD - MAGAZINE COVER SIGNED - HFSID 48111
Sale Price $288.00
GERALD R. FORD
Gerald R. Ford signs the cover of the August 19, 1974 "Newsweek Special Issue".
Magazine Cover signed: "Gerald R. Ford". Color, 8¼x10¾. Front cover of the August 19, 11974 issue of "Newsweek Special 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. Lightly worn at edges. Fine condition.
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