PRESIDENT RICHARD M. NIXON - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 124872
Sale Price $450.00
Small black and white publicity photograph of Richard Nixon speaking to a crowd in the White House with Mrs. Nixon standing behind him.
Photograph inscribed and signed: "To Fred/Richard Nixon". B/w, 9¼x6¾. Nixon (1913-1994) was elected 37th President of the United States in 1968after representing California in the U.S. House of Representatives (1947-1951) and Senate (1951-53) and serving two terms as Dwight D. Eisenhower's Vice President. He lost (1960), then won, 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 in August, 1974. A pragmatic conservative who gained an early reputation as an anti-communist but achieved diplomatic triumphs in relations with China and the Soviet Union, Nixon's prolific writing in his retirement years helped repair his reputation and hasten his re-emergence as an elder statesman. Lightly worn at corners. Fine condition.
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