PRESIDENT RICHARD M. NIXON - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 35008
Sale Price $510.00
Black and white publicity photograph of Richard Nixon sitting in a chair relaxed wearing a suit and tie.
Photograph inscribed and signed: "To Merle Johnson/with best wishes/from Richard Nixon." B/w, 8x10 overall, image 6¼x7½ (one surface). Richard Milhous 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 U.S. Senate (1951-1953) and serving two terms as Dwight D. Eisenhower's Vice President (1953-1961). 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. Nixon's 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 creased not evident head on. Lightly soiled at corners. Ink lightly smeared at inscription and signature.
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