PRESIDENT RICHARD M. NIXON - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 09/12/1957 - HFSID 43330
Sale Price $510.00
Richard Nixon sends a typed letter of thanks for the letter and to say that he will not be able to accept an invitation.
Typed Letter Signed: "Dick Nixon" as Eisenhower's Vice President, 1p, 8x10½. Washington, D. C., 1957 September 12. To Mr. James Melton, James Melton Enterprises, Inc., New York, New York. In full: "This is just a note to thank you for your letter of September 3 concerning the invitation which I have received to attend the buffet dinner and 'Gay Nineties Ball' of the Antique Automobile Club of America on October 17. Unfortunately, Mrs. Nixon and I are scheduled to attend a White House dinner that evening in honor of the Queen of England. Consequently, I have had to inform Mr. Leslie Henry that it would not be possible for me to accept his most cordial invitation. I appreciate your thoughtfulness in joining in this invitation and I only wish my schedule were such that I could accept it. Since I am unable to be with you, I would like to take this opportunity to extend my very best wishes for a most successful evening. It will be a pleasure to send you an autographed picture and you should receive it shortly under separate cover. With every good wish, Sincerely," 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. Fold creases not near signature. Fine condition.
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