PRESIDENT RICHARD M. NIXON - INAUGURATION DAY COVER SIGNED - HFSID 41484
Richard Nixon signs an envelope postmarked from the first day of his presidential term.
Inauguration Day Envelope signed: "Richard Nixon", 6x3½. Inaugural envelope commemorating the first inauguration of Richard Nixon as 37th President of the United States. 6-cent stamp picturing the Waterfowl Conservation stamp affixed, postmarked Washington, D.C., January 20, 1969, INAUGURATION DAY. Richard Milhous Nixon (1913-1994) was elected 37th President of the United States 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 (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. Fine condition.
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