Ford, Gerald R
(1913-2006) 38th President of the United States (1974-1977). Typed souvenir copy of Gerald R. Ford's Oath of Office signed and dated "Gerald R. Ford / 8-9-74," on The White House watermarked stationery, 1 page, 8½ x 11 in., Washington. August 9th was the date Richard Nixon resigned the presidency and Vice President Ford took over as President. Because of the unusual circumstances of his taking office, these souvenir copies of President Ford's Oath of Office are popular. Accompanied by a portrait by the Bureau of Engraving and Printing signed "Gerald R. Ford," 6 x 7¾ in. Both items in this lot were signed after President Ford retired to Rancho Mirage, California; both in excellent condition. Ex Claude Harkins Collection.
Estimated Value $300 - 500