PRESIDENT RICHARD M. NIXON - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 06/05/1961 - HFSID 17586
RICHARD M. NIXON Shortly after his narrow loss to JFK in the 1960 Presidential Election, he updates radio/TV host George Sanders on his situation. Typed Letter Signed: "Dick Nixon", 1p, 7¼x10½. No place, 1961 June 5. On sheet imprinted with his name to Mr.
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RICHARD M. NIXON
Shortly after his narrow loss to JFK in the 1960 Presidential Election, he updates radio/TV host George Sanders on his situation.
Typed Letter Signed: "Dick Nixon", 1p, 7¼x10½. No place, 1961 June 5. On sheet imprinted with his name to Mr. George Sanders, Program Chairman, KPTV Television, Portland, Oregon. Begins: "Dear George". In full: "Looking at the date of your last letter and the time of this reply, it is quite obvious that your observation in the final paragraph of your letter was correct. However, I must admit that my correspondence, which continues to be voluminous, is not now up-to-date by any means. Unfortunately, a former Vice President is not allocated funds for any kind of a staff and consequently the few stalwart souls who are with me here in Los Angeles, in addition to some volunteer assistance, are attempting to help me catch up. I am most grateful to you for your many generous comments in my behalf and I trust that sometime I shall have an opportunity to thank you in person for your continued expressions of friendship and support. I hope you will let me know that next time you anticipate a trip to this part of California. It would be good to see you again. In view of your interest with regard to some of my current thinking, I am enclosing copies [not included] of speeches I have made during the last month and have asked my secretary to put your name on our mailing list so that you will automatically receive such information in the future. With appreciation and every good wish, Sincerely". Richard M. 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. George Sanders, a radio/TV interview host in Los Angeles and later Portland, was also an avid autograph collector. Fold creases not near signature. Fine condition.
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