PRESIDENT RICHARD M. NIXON AND GERALD R. FORD MAKING THE BEST THEY CAN OUT OF A COMPLEX SITUATION
On December 6, 1973, Gerald R. Ford (1913-2006) found himself being Sworn in as Vice President of The United States. He is shown above with President Richard Nixon (1913-1994) on that Date, as he is about to Address America; after being selected as The Vice President to succeed Spiro Agnew of Maryland. President Nixon was deeply mired in World Affairs, combined with an eroding situation over the Watergate Scandal, when suddenly it became necessary for Vice President Spiro Agnew to Resign, as a result of Corruption Charges. What to do next?
WATERGATE & IT'S COVER-UP CULMINATES INTO THE RESIGNATION OF PRESIDENT RICHARD MILHOUS NIXON
The President qickly needed someone that he liked and trusted; and he was looking for someone that The United States House of Representatives would quickly approve of and Vote For - Under The Constitution, to be the Next Vice President of The United States.
It did not take The President long to come up with the Name of One Man; Gerald Rudolph Ford. Illustrated at very top is an autographed format that is a particularly desirable and a very unusual and Rare Dated Combination.
GERALD R. FORD - BEING SWORN IN BY CHIEF JUSTICE WARREN BURGER AS BETTY FORD LOOKS ON
Beneath a Beautiful Engraving of The White House, Gerald R. Ford has Inscribed in full, as well as Added his Term of Office “8/9/74 -- 1/20/77" and President Richard M. Nixon has, surprisingly, Signed in Full and added the Term of his Incumbency, "1/20/69–8/9/74".
The last thing Mr. Amyx expected, when he Asked a Secret Service Friend, in close proximity to Both Presidents, is that Richard Nixon would actually write the requested Infamous Resignation Date - "8/9/74". Following a courteous, in person, request from the U.S. Secret Service Agent it was done.
In future years, Richard M. Nixon went on to write several important historical volumes, as well as to Counsel President’s Ford, Reagan and Bush. the meetings were usually via telephone, or sometimes President Nixon was brought into The White House Surreptitiously - To meet with the then Incumbent President.
PRESIDENT RICHARD M. NIXON ADDRESSESS THE NATION REFERENCE THE OVAL OFFICE SECRET TAPING SYSTEM THAT WAS ONE OF THE CIRCUMSTANCES THAT LED TO HIS 1974 RESIGNATION. SOON IT WAS DISCOVERED THAT 18 SUSPICIOUS MINUTES, OF OVAL OFFICE TAPED CONVERSATION, WAS MISSING
Richard M. Nixon Passed Away some twenty years later, in 1994, and is Laid to Rest Beside his Wife Patricia Ryan Nixon on the grounds of the early Nixon Family Home, in California.
PRESIDENT GERALD R. FORD, BETTY FORD AND THEIR SPLENDID CHILDREN - TOGETHER IN THE OVAL OFFICE
Gerald R. Ford went on to be a Trusted and Competent President, as well as to be our Longest Living President. After being Hospitalized 4 times in 2006, he Passed Away in his Home on December 26, 2006. President Ford Lived to an Older Age (93) than any President of The United States - In American History.
For the present, as it has for a quarter of a Century, this Historic Piece rests in The Raleigh DeGeer Amyx Collection (a.k.a.) The American Heritage Collection. Sometime in the near future it may be shared with another noted collector of Americana.
HISTORIAN & COLLECTOR - RALEIGH DEGEER AMYX 2010