PRESIDENT RICHARD M. NIXON - FIRST DAY COVER SIGNED - HFSID 43751
Sale Price $342.00
Richard Nixon signs a philatelic envelope honoring Regular Postage.
Philatelic Envelope signed: "Richard Nixon", 6½x3½. First Day Cover honoring Regular Postage, four 4-cent U.S. stamps affixed, postmarked November 19, 1954, New York, New York, FIRST DAY OF ISSUE. 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. Typed name at bottom margin. Fine condition.
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