PRESIDENT RICHARD M. NIXON - PAMPHLET SIGNED CO-SIGNED BY: CARL B. ALBERT - HFSID 47538
RICHARD NIXON and CARL ALBERT
Copy of the Federal Boat Safety Act of 1971, signed by then-president Richard Nixon and then-Speaker of the House Carl Albert on the cover
Pamphlet signed: "Carl Albert" and "Richard Nixon", 5¾x9, bound with staples. Copy of Public Law 92-75, 92nd Congress, H. R. 19, cited as the Federal Boat Safety Act of 1971, approved on Aug. 10, 1971. 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 September 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. ALBERT (1908-2000, born in McAlester, Oklahoma) served as a Democratic Congressman from Oklahoma's Congressional District for 30 years (1947-1977) and serving as the 54th Speaker of the House to Representatives during the last six years of this period. A Rhodes Scholar who rose to the rank of lieutenant colonel in the Army Air Force during World War II, Albert was a Cold War liberal who supported President Harry S. Truman's containment of Soviet expansionism. He also changed House rules to help the majority Democrats push through Medicare in 1965. He also held the dubious distinction as the chair of the riotous 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago, Illinois. Albert became Speaker of the House in 1971, which left him in a ticklish position as the Watergate scandal unfolded during President Richard M. Nixon's administration. He presided over the only body - the House of Representatives - with the power to impeach Nixon, but the resignation of Vice President Spiro Agnew put him in line to become Acting President if Nixon was forced out of the Oval Office. But Albert defused this situation, saying that American voters has chosen a Republican for the presidency and not a Democrat, and Republican Gerald Ford became president after Nixon resigned. Albert himself resigned in 1977 after being accused of taking bribes from South Korean businessman Tongsun Park in 1976. Lightly toned, soiled, stained and creased. Blue ink stains on rear cover. Otherwise, fine condition..
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