Ford, Gerald R. (ON HOLD)


Signed BPE steel engraving portrait


Autograph ID: 3754
Condition: Very good, lower corners creased not affecting image
Description: “(1913-2006) 38th President 1974-77, 40th VP 1973-74. First person appointed Vice President under 25th Amendment; when he became President upon Richard Nixon’s resignation (Aug. 9, 1974), became the only President who was neither elected President nor Vice President. Before ascending to the vice-presidency, served nearly 25 years as Michigan US Rep., 8 as GOP Minority Leader. As President, Ford signed the Helsinki Accords, marking a move toward détente with the USSR. With conquest of So. Vietnam by North Vietnam 9 months into his presidency, US involvement in Vietnam essentially ended. Domestically, he presided over what was then the worst economy since the Depression, with growing inflation and a recession during his tenure. One of his more controversial acts was to grant a presidential pardon to Nixon for his role in the Watergate scandal. During his incumbency, foreign policy was characterized by increased role Congress began to play, and by corresponding curb on powers of the President. In 1976, Ford narrowly defeated Ronald Reagan for the Republican nomination, but lost election to Jimmy Carter. He lived longer than any other president, dying at age 93 years and 165 days.

Signed 12 x 9 Bureau of Printing and Engraving bust portrait of President Ford signed under image.”
Type: Signed Steel Engraving

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