PRESIDENT RICHARD M. NIXON - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 01/25/1982 - HFSID 101300
Sale Price $680.00
Former president thanks friends for their good wishes for his 69th birthday.
Typed Letter Signed: "Richard Nixon", 1p, 7½x10½. On personal letter head New York City, 1982 January 25. To: "Dear Rudy and Allie" [written in his own hand]. In full: "Having reached the age of 69, I have decided that this would be my last birthday celebration. I have no intention of crossing the threshold into the 70's! For that reason, I particularly appreciated your remembering me as you did. You helped to make my last birthday celebration the best. Sincerely," Fold creases not at signature. 1¼-inch tear at upper left corner. Lightly soiled at blank margins. Otherwise, fine condition. With original personal envelope, 7½x3¾, addressed to Mr. and Mrs. Rudy Vallee with New York, NY Cancellation 1982 January 7. Return address missing, else fine. 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. Two items.
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