WALTER J. HICKEL - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 206814
Sale Price $144.00
WALTER J. HICKEL
B/w bust photograph of Walter J. Hickel in a suit and tie, signed "With Best Wishes". Hickel was President Richard M. Nixon's Secretary of the Interior and twice Governor of Alaska.
Inscribed photograph signed "To Monroe Mendoza/With Best Wishes/Walter J Hickel" in brown ink. Blue ink notation in unknown hand on verso. B/w, 8x10 overall, 7½x9½ image, one surface. Hickel (1919-2010), a native of Kansas, moved to Alaska in 1940 and led the fight for Alaskan statehood. He served as Governor of Alaska (Republican,1966-1969; Alaskan Independence Party, 1990-1994). Hickel, a World War II veteran who served on the Republican National Committee from Alaska Territory (1954-1959) and the Republican National Committee from Alaska (1960-1964), also established a construction company that grew into a multi-million dollar business. A strong environmentalist, he was U. S. Secretary of the Interiorunder President Richard M. Nixon (1969-1970), but was forced to resign after making critical statements about Nixon's hostility to anti-war demonstrators. Lightly creased. Fine condition.
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