PRESIDENT RICHARD M. NIXON - ENGRAVING SIGNED 09/01/1990 CO-SIGNED BY: VICE PRESIDENT SPIRO T. AGNEW - HFSID 286177
RICHARD NIXON and SPIRO AGNEW 6x8 engraving of President Nixon, signed by both on different dates in the 1990s. Pieces bearing both of these signatures are uncommon Engraving signed: "Richard Nixon/9-1-90", "Spiro T. Agnew/9-12-91". B/w, 6x8. Bureau of Engraving and Printing.
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RICHARD NIXON and SPIRO AGNEW
6x8 engraving of President Nixon, signed by both on different dates in the 1990s. Pieces bearing both of these signatures are uncommon
Engraving signed: "Richard Nixon/9-1-90", "Spiro T. Agnew/9-12-91". B/w, 6x8. Bureau of Engraving and Printing. RICHARD M. NIXON (1913-1994, born in Yorba Linda, California) was elected 37th President of the United States in 1968 after 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 the face of a possible impeachment. On Sept. 8, 1974, he received a blanket pardon from President Ford for any crimes he may have committed against the United States while President. 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 was a prolific writer in retirement, repairing his reputation and hastening his emergence as an elder statesman. In 1962, Republican attorney SPIRO T. AGNEW (1918-1996), born Spiro Anagnostopoulos, was elected as County Executive of Baltimore County, Maryland, his first public office. An outsider in a predominantly Democratic county, in 1966, the year this contract was signed, Democrats selected an opponent of integration as their candidate for the state's Governor and Agnew won the governorship. Sworn in as Governor of Maryland in January 1967, Agnew, who became noted for his backing of tax and judicial reforms, resigned on January 7, 1969, having been elected as Richard M. Nixon's Vice President. Reelected to the vice presidency in 1972, Agnew resigned on October 10, 1973 in the face of charges that he had accepted $29,500 in bribes while Governor of Maryland (and allegedly continued to receive bribes while Vice President) and falsified federal tax returns. Agnew, who pleaded nolo contendere to the income tax charge in federal court, was sentenced to three years probation and fined $10,000. Disbarred in Maryland, he became an international trade executive after leaving office. By the time of his death, Nixon had repaired his reputation to a considerable degree, so that his funeral was attended by all the other living Presidents, who had words of praise for him. Although Agnew remained active in the business world, his public image never recovered. For whatever reasons, items signed by both Nixon and Agnew are uncommon. Fine condition. Previously authenticated by PSA/DNA.
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