VICE PRESIDENT NELSON A. ROCKEFELLER - FIRST DAY COVER SIGNED CO-SIGNED BY: GOVERNOR JOHN H. CHAFEE, GOVERNOR PHILIP H. HOFF, GOVERNOR DAN K. MOORE, GOVERNOR LOUIE B. NUNN - HFSID 343650
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NELSON A. ROCKEFELLER, CO-SIGNED BY: JOHN H. CHAFEE, PHILIP H. HOFF, GOVERNOR DAN K. MOORE, GOVERNOR LOUIE B. NUNN
These four previous Governors of Northeast states sign this First Day Cover honoring the Rhode Island flag
First Day Cover signed: "Nelson A Rockefeller" in blue ink, "Louis B. Nunn" in black ink, "Philip H Hoff" in blue ink, "Dan Moore" in black ink, and "John H.Chafee" black ink. 6½x3½. First Day Cover honoring the Rhode Island Flag in 1775, postmarked Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, July 4, 1968. 6c stamp affixed, FIRST DAY OF ISSUE. Nelson A. Rockefeller (1908-1979), the grandson of John D. Rockefeller Sr., was Governor of New York from 1959-1973 and sought the Republican Presidential nomination in 1964 and 1968. (He had secured Platform assurances from Vice President Nixon in exchange for not contesting the nomination that year.) When President Nixon resigned and Vice President Ford succeeded to the presidency in 1974, Rockefeller was chosen by President Ford to be Vice President of the U.S. under the provisions of the 25th Amendment. Rockefeller, who did not seek the nomination in 1976, served as VP from 1974-1977. Louie Broady Nunn (1924-2004) was the 52nd governor of Kentucky. After graduating from law school, Nunn entered local politics, becoming the first Republican county judge in the history of Barren County, Kentucky. In 1967, Nunn ran for governor and won. Despite a Democratic majority in the General Assembly, Nunn was able to enact most of his priorities, including tax increases that funded improvements to the state park system and the construction of a state-wide network of mental health centers. He oversaw the transition of Northern Kentucky University from a community college to a senior institution and brought the University of Louisville into the state university system. When Philip Henderson Hoff (b. 1924) was elected to the first of his three terms as Governor of Vermont (1963-1969), he was the first Democrat to win that office since 1854. Hoff, who ran unsuccessfully for U.S. Senate in 1970, returned to the Vermont Senate in the 1980s. The first Democratic Governor to break with President Johnson over the Vietnam War, Hoff campaigned across the country for Robert Kennedy in the 1968 Democratic primaries. He had seen combat aboard a U.S. Navy submarine in WWII. Daniel Killian Moore (1906-1986) was the 66th Governor of the state of North Carolina. After serving in the Army during World War II, Moore worked as a North Carolina Superior Court judge from 1948 to 1958. He was appointed Governor in 1964. Later, after serving one term as governor (North Carolina governors were not then eligible to be re-elected), Moore's successor, Governor Robert W. Scott, appointed him to the North Carolina Supreme Court, the first governor of North Carolina to be so honored. He served on the Court from November 20, 1969 until December 31, 1978.John H. Chafee (1922-1999) was Governor of Rhode Island and US Senator. He fought in the Battle of Okinawa in the spring of 1945 as a part of the Marine Corps. Chafee was elected governor in 1962 and served until 1969, when he was appointed Secretary of the Navy in 1969 by President Richard Nixon. He served as Secretary of the Navy until 1972 when he resigned to run for the U.S. Senate. Chafee was elected to that body in 1976, the first Republican to win a Rhode Island Senate election since 1930. He joined the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works in 1977 and made environmental matters a chief concern, often breaking with his party to the delight of conservation groups. John Chafee was posthumouslyawarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2000. Toned. Corners rounded. Otherwise, fine condition.
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