PRESIDENT RICHARD M. NIXON - INSCRIBED PROGRAM SIGNED CIRCA 1962 - HFSID 77758
Sale Price $405.00
Richard Nixon signs a program for the tenth annual El Centro Optimist Youth Service Award on January 29, 1962.
Program inscribed and signed: "To Barbara/from/Dick Nixon", 4p, 5½x8½. Blue, oval 2x3½ photograph of Nixon on cover. Tenth annual El Centro Optimist Youth Service Award on January 29, 1962. 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. Lightly soiled on cover, else fine condition.
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