PRESIDENT RICHARD M. NIXON - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 09/18/1973 - HFSID 309833
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RICHARD M. NIXON
The president signs a typed letter on official White House stationary to Congressman Carlos Moorhead saying he is grateful for Carlos's rejection of a provision in a bill
Typed letter signed: "Richard Nixon", in black ink, 1 page, 7x10½. September 18, 1973. In full: "Dear Carlos: The recent action of the House of Representatives in connection with the Conference Report on the State Department Authorization Bill was a particularly heartening example of a responsible Legislature at work. I am very much aware of the desire of the Congress to play its full Constitutional role in the foreign policy field and to receive from the Executive Branch the information required to do so. I believe legitimate Congressional desires are fully met in such a way as to indicate clearly your wisdom in rejecting what Dave Dennis call the "meat-ax" approach to these concerns. I do not think it is overstating the case to say that the position taken by you and your colleagues was a reflection of the kind of statesmanlike judgment and prudence which has always been the heart of the effective conduct of our Government with its separation of powers. I am grateful to you. Sincerely". 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. Normal mailing folds. Fine condition.
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