PRESIDENT RICHARD M. NIXON - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 11/11/1991 - HFSID 277540
Sale Price $2,550.00
Rare handwritten letter, signed "RN" and dated by Nixon in 1991, about "The Former Evil Empire & The Renewal of America" in his second-to-last book Seize the Moment.
Autograph letter signed "Richard Nixon". 1 page, 6¾x9, on Nixon's personalized stationery addressed 577 Chestnut Ridge Road, Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey. Nov. 11, 1991, stamped "Nov 21 1991" in black ink in upper right corner.Addressed to "Bill". In full: "I am enclosing the page proofs of my new book which will come out the last week of December - In view of the recent developments in the international front & our recent telephone conversation I thought you might find the chapter on The Former Evil Empire & The Renewal of America particularly interesting - Regards". Seize the Moment was the second-to-last of Nixon's many books before his death. Nixon (1913-1994) was elected 37th President (1969-1974) of the U.S. in 1968 after representing California in the U.S. House of Representatives (1947-1951) and U.S. Senate (1951-1953) and serving two terms as Dwight D. Eisenhower's Vice President. Nixon lost (1960), then won (1968), extremely close Presidential elections (facing John F. Kennedy and Hubert Humphrey, respectively), then won re-election by a landslide against George McGovern in 1972. His re-election triumph rapidly turned sour, however, as the burgeoning Watergate scandal claimed more and more of his key aides and finally compelled his own resignation. A pragmatic conservative who gained an early reputation as an anti-Communist, Nixon would achieve diplomatic triumphs in relations with China and the Soviet Union. On January 23, 1973, he made the historic announcement that a cease-fire on January 27 would end American involvement in the long and devastating Vietnam War. At home, Nixon initiated plans to improve the environment and added four conservative justices, including Chief Justice Warren E. Burger, to the U.S. Supreme Court. The first President to employ the 25th Amendment, he chose Gerald R. Ford to replace the resigning Spiro T. Agnew as his Vice President. On August 9, 1974, eight months after Ford was sworn in (December 6, 1973), Nixon resigned his office due to the Watergate scandal. He was pardoned by his successor on September 8. Nixon's prolific writings in his retirement years helped repair his reputation and hastened his re-emergence as an elder statesman. Lightly creased. Staple in upper right corner. Crease in upper left corner. Letter has been folded twice horizontally and unfolded. Otherwise in fine condition.
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