PRESIDENT RICHARD M. NIXON - INSCRIBED ILLUSTRATION SIGNED - HFSID 226345
RICHARD NIXON 11x14 color illustration of Richard Nixon wearing a suit and tie inscribed. Color illustration inscribed and signed: "To Selwyn Gamble/With best wishes,/from/Richard Nixon". Color, 11x14.
Sale Price $807.50
11x14 color illustration of Richard Nixon wearing a suit and tie inscribed.
Color illustration inscribed and signed: "To Selwyn Gamble/With best wishes,/from/Richard Nixon". Color, 11x14. 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. Biography information on verso (no show through). Creased and worn.
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