PRESIDENT RICHARD M. NIXON - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 01/29/1973 - HFSID 259268
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President Nixon writes to U.S. Congressman Albert W. Johnson regarding his radio speech explaining the reasons for the President's budget proposals.
Typed Letter Signed: "RN" as U.S. President, 1p, 6¾x8¾. Washington, D.C., 1973 January 29. On letterhead of "The White House" to Honorable Albert W. Johnson, House of Representatives, Washington, D.C. Begins: "Dear Al". In full: "As the House and Senate begin to consider the budget for the coming fiscal year, I thought you might like to see a copy of the radio speech I made Sunday before sending my annual budget message to Congress. Unless we want another dangerous inflationary spiral, we face a choice: either to hold the line on spending at the levels I have recommended, or to raise taxes. My speech explains the principal reasons for my budget proposals, and I would appreciate your giving it your thoughtful consideration as you prepare for the debates which lie ahead of us. With best regards, Sincerely". ALBERT W. JOHNSON (1906-1998) was a Republican U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania from 1963-1977. 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 creased. Soiled at upper blank portion. Glue stains on verso (no show through). Overall, fine condition.
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