VICE PRESIDENT NELSON A. ROCKEFELLER - DOCUMENT SIGNED 02/21/1962 - HFSID 202312
NELSON ROCKEFELLER. Partly Printed DS: "N A Rockefeller" as Governor of New York, 1p, 9½x16. Albany, New York, 1962 February 21. On letterhead of State of New York, Executive Chamber "To the Senate".
Sale Price $272.00
NELSON ROCKEFELLER. Partly Printed DS: "N A Rockefeller" as Governor of New York, 1p, 9½x16. Albany, New York, 1962 February 21. On letterhead of State of New York, Executive Chamber "To the Senate". In full: "I hereby nominate as a Member of the Board of Visitors of Wassaic State School WARREN J. SINSHEIMER of Scarsdale, to fill the vacancy caused by the expiration of term of Mathew Manes." Rockefeller was committed to providing higher education and learning opportunities to the citizens of his state. Under his leadership, the State University of New York became the largest system of public higher education in the U.S. Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller (1908-1979), the son of John D. Rockefeller, Jr., was Governor of New York from 1959-1973, during which time he twice sought the Republican Presidential nomination (1964 and 1968). During WWII, he had served as Assistant Secretary of State. In 1974, Gerald Ford, who had assumed the presidency upon the resignation of Richard Nixon, appointed Rockefeller as his Vice President under the provisions of the 25th Amendment. Rockefeller, who served as Vice President until 1977, declined to seek the 1976 GOP nomination. At the time of his death, Rockefeller was worth approximately $1 billion. Stamped at upper left: "A message from the Governor was received and read in the words following"; stamped at upper right: "State of New York in Senate, Feb 21 1962". "Finance" stamped below receipt stamp. Stamped to right of name: "In Senate/Confirmed Mar 12 1962" and "Cornell". Stamped at lower left margin: "Said nomination was referred to the committee on finance." Lightly creased with folds, horizontal fold at the upper portion of the "N" in Nelson and upper loops of the "R" and second "l" of Rockefeller. Lightly soiled at lower margin, stray ink smudge at upper right edge. Staple impressions at upper left blank corner, pencil erasures at upper left edge. Overall, fine condition.
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