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PRESIDENT RICHARD M. NIXON - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 06/23/1971 - HFSID 274386

TLS: "RN" as 37th U.S. President, 1p, 6¾x10½. Washington, D.C., 1971 June 23. On embossed White House letterhead to Honorable Norris Cotton, Senate Commerce Committee, United States Senate, Washington, D.C. Begins: "Dear Norris".

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THE PRESIDENT THANKS A U.S. SENATOR FOR AGREEING TO SERVE ON A COMMITTEE FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE FIRST U.S. INTERNATIONAL TRANSPORTATION EXPOSITION
 
RICHARD NIXON. TLS: "RN" as 37th U.S. President, 1p, 6¾x10½. Washington, D.C., 1971 June 23. On embossed White House letterhead to Honorable Norris Cotton, Senate Commerce Committee, United States Senate, Washington, D.C. Begins: "Dear Norris". In full: "It was a source of special satisfaction to learn that you will be serving on Secretary Volpe's Committee for the development of the first United States International Transportation Exposition. I believe this Exposition offers us an unusual opportunity to display our Nation's transportation products, equipment, and technology, and I know you share my feeling that this unique effort will produce major returns, not only for the transportation industry, but also for every segment of our economy. Your willingness to join in this important undertaking means a great deal to me, and I am certain that by working together, we can make this Exposition the finest of its kind in the world. With my best wishes, Sincerely". With original typed envelope. The first U.S. International Transportation Exposition (popularly called TRANSPO 72), ran from May 26-June 4, 1972 at Dulles International Airport in Virginia. The exposition featured both current and futuristic modes of transportation, including rapid transit rail systems, new helicopter designs and the latest in aviation products. William J. Bird, who headed TRANSPO 72, was accompanied on opening day by JOHN A. VOLPE, who was Nixon's Secretary of Transportation from 1969-1973. NORRIS COTTON (1900-1989) was a Republican U.S. Senator from New Hampshire from 1954-1974 and in 1975. Like Nixon, he was an attorney, and the two had served together in the U.S. House of Representatives (Cotton was a U.S. Representative from New Hampshire from 1947-1954). RICHARD M. NIXON (1913-1994) was first inaugurated as the 37th U.S. President on January 20, 1969. Although Nixon and his Vice President, Spiro Agnew, were re-elected in 1972 and enjoyed a second inaugural ceremony on January 20, 1973, neither would finish their terms; Agnew resigned on October 10, 1973 after pleading nolo contendere to criminal charges of tax evasion (stemming from allegations that he took $29,500 in bribes while Governor of Maryland) and Nixon resigned on August 9, 1974 in the wake of the Watergate scandal. Nixon had previously represented California in the U.S. House of Representatives (1947-1951) and U.S. Senate (1951-1953) and served two terms as Dwight D. Eisenhower's Vice 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's prolific writing in his retirement years helped repair his reputation and hasten his re-emergence as an elder statesman. Lightly creased with folds, not at signature. Paper clip impressions and rust stains at upper left blank margin. Fine condition.

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