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PRESIDENT RICHARD M. NIXON - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 12/22/1971 - HFSID 288343

Nixon, who had canceled his subscription to the rival Washington Post to protest its cartoonist (Herblock), pointedly thanks Gib Crockett, editorial cartoonist of The Washington Star. Signed on White House stationery.

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RICHARD M. NIXON
Nixon, who had canceled his subscription to the rival Washington Post to protest its cartoonist (Herblock), pointedly thanks Gib Crockett, editorial cartoonist of The Washington Star. Signed on White House stationery.
Typed Letter signed: "RN", 1 page 6¾x9. Washington, D.C., 1971 December 22. On White House stationary to Gib Crockett, The Washington Star, Washington, D.C. In full: "Your cartoons are always welcome additions to my collection, but I am especially pleased to have the two which you most recently sent to Herb Klein for me. You may be sure that I very much appreciate your generosity in letting me have these particular originals. With my best wishes, Sincerely," Richard M. Nixon (1913-1994), the 37th President of the United States, had served previously in the US Navy, the US House and Senate, and the Vice Presidency (1953-1961). Narrowly defeated for the highest office by John F. Kennedy in 1960, Nixon defeated Hubert Humphrey and George Wallace to attain it in 1969. His term was marked by extreme highs and lows, the high points including his dramatic state visits to the Soviet Union and China in 1972 and his landslide re-election later that year. The low point came in August 1974 when, facing a certain vote of impeachment in the House of Representatives, he resigned the office. Gib Crockett (b. 1912), editorial cartoonist of The Washington Star, won the National Headliners Club award for best editorial cartooning in 1953. Nixon detested Herbert Block ("Herblock"), the editorial cartoonist of the more liberal Washington Post, and reportedly canceled his subscription to the Post after Herblock pictured him climbing out of a sewer. In this letter, he pointedly observes that he keeps a collection of Gib Crockett's cartoons. Ink notes (unknown hand) and unknown stains on verso. One horizontal mailing fold through center. Lightly toned. Otherwise, fine condition.

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