PRESIDENT RICHARD M. NIXON - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 11/05/1969 - HFSID 87609
Sale Price $680.00
"I shall do everything I possibly can in the months and years ahead to merit that faith, and to make these years a time of which America as a nation, and we as Americans, can be truly proud."
Typed Letter Signed: "RN" as 37th U.S. President, 1p, 7x10½. The White House, 1969 November 5. To Admiral and Mrs. Lewis L. Strauss, USN, Ret. Begins: "Dear Lewis and Alice". In full: "On this first anniversary of our campaign victory last year, I am reminded once again of how much your active and very effective participation meant to our achievement of that victory. The time and effort you devoted, the encouragement you gave, the personal commitment you made, all contributed greatly to our success in a difficult, exciting and closely contested campaign. Having the opportunity to lead America at this critical point in our nation's history is a great privilege. I am deeply grateful not only for your campaign efforts, but also for the faith that those efforts represented. I shall do everything I possibly can in the months and years ahead to merit that faith, and to make these years a time of which America as a nation, and we as Americans, can be truly proud. With my best wishes." Although this may by content be a form letter, it was authentically signed by President Nixon with his initials, which he reserved for personal letters.Nixon had known LEWIS L. STRAUSS since the early years of the Eisenhower administration, when Nixon was Vice President and Strauss was Chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission. The victory of which Nixon speaks is the presidential election of November 5, 1968. Former Vice President Nixon, the Republican candidate, defeated incumbent Democrat Vice President Hubert Humphrey by 31.7 million to 30.9 million popular votes and 301 electoral votes to 191 electoral votes (32 states to 13 states and the District of Columbia). American Independent candidate George C. Wallace, Governor of Alabama, received 9.4 million popular and 46 electoral votes and carried five states. Staple holes with small staple tear at upper left blank corner. Very faint impression of signature to the right of this signature from signing letters on top of this one. Fine condition..
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