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PRESIDENT RICHARD M. NIXON - DOCUMENT SIGNED 03/29/1974 CO-SIGNED BY: LEE METCALF, CARL B. ALBERT - HFSID 35055

RICHARD NIXON, CO-SIGNED BY: LEE METCALF, CARL ALBERT Photocopy of a 1974 Act of Congress, signed by Nixon, the Speaker of the House and the President of the Senate. This act was signed into law only five months before Nixon resigned from office.

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RICHARD NIXON, CO-SIGNED BY: LEE METCALF, CARL ALBERT
Photocopy of a 1974 Act of Congress, signed by Nixon, the Speaker of the House and the President of the Senate. This act was signed into law only five months before Nixon resigned from office.
Document signed "Carl Albert" in blue ink, "Lee Metcalf" in blue ink and "Richard Nixon" in black ink, with photocopied signatures of each. 1 page, 8½x14. With photocopied stamp: "Approved/Mar 29 1974". This act authorizes the United States Postal Service to "compromise, release or discharge" a $28.972.62 revenue liability against August F. Walz, postmaster in Wilmington, Delaware. These liabilities were from the Wilmington Suburban News, which was unable to pay second-class transient postage after the death of its owner. NIXON (1913-1994, born in Yorba Linda, California) 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. METCALF (1911-1978, born in Stevensville, Montana) was a United States Senator from Montana from 1961 to his death in 1978. He also became Permanent Acting President pro tempore of the United States Senate after president pro tempore Carl Hayden of Arizona fell ill in 1963. This was a title that he held until his death. ALBERT (1908-2000, born in McAlester, Oklahoma) was United States representative from Oklahoma's 3rd District from 1947 to 1977 and Speaker of the House of Representatives from 1971 to 1977. He was also chair at the fractious and violent 1968 Democratic Convention in Chicago. Encapsulated in plastic. Fine condition.

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