PRESIDENT GERALD R. FORD - PROGRAM SIGNED CIRCA 1969 CO-SIGNED BY: GOVERNOR RICHARD J. HUGHES, GOVERNOR RAYMOND P. SHAFER, GOVERNOR BUFORD ELLINGTON, GOVERNOR ROBERT D. RAY, GOVERNOR WALTER PETERSON, COLONEL HARLAND SANDERS, VICE PRESIDENT NELSON A. ROCKEFELLER, GOVERNOR LESTER G. MADDOX, GOVERNOR DANIEL J. EVANS, GOVERNOR EDGAR D. WHITCOMB, HAPPY (MARGARETTA) ROCKEFELLER, JOHN C. WHITAKER - HFSID 284953
Sale Price $850.00
GERALD FORD, NELSON ROCKEFELLER and 14 OTHERS
The Inaugural Committee's program for a dinner for state governors during President Nixon's first inauguration (1969). Signers are a "who's who" of politicians of the era
Program Signed: "Sincerely/Col. Harland Sanders", "Ray Shafer", "John Whitaker", "Lester Maddox", "Ed Whitcomb", "Daniel Evans", "Gerald R. Ford", "Richard J. Hughes", "Happy", "Rocky" , "Bob Ray", "Buford Ellington", "Walter Peterson" and 3 unidentified signatures. 4 pages, 6½x9¼. Program of the Inaugural Reception in Honor of the Governors of the States and Several Distinguished Guests, held at the Sheraton-Park Hotel, Washington, D.C., January 19, 1969. Fine condition. HARLAND SANDERS was the famed founder of Kentucky Fried Chicken. RAYMOND SHAFER was Governor of Pennsylvania (1967-1971). JOHN C. WHITAKER, a Washington consultant, had just been named Nixon's Secretary to the Cabinet. LESTER MADDOX, a conservative Democrat, was Governor of Georgia (1967-1971). EDGAR WHITCOMB was the newly elected Governor of Indiana (1969-1973). DANIEL EVANS was Governor of Washington (1965-1977) and later a US Senator; GERALD R. FORD of Michigan, House Minority Leader, would succeed Spiro Agnew as Vice President (1973) and Richard Nixon as President of the United States (1974). RICHARD J. HUGHES was Governor of New Jersey (1962-1970). Governor NELSON ROCKEFELLER of New York (1959-1973) and his wife, MARGARETTA ROCKEFELLER have signed here informally with their nicknames, "Rocky" and "Happy." Nelson Rockefeller became US Vice President (1974-1977), but did not seek re-election with Ford. An interesting collection of names, with a few signers meriting further research. Right edge frayed for decoration. Corners lightly worn. Fine condition.
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