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    Richard Nixon White House Letter on Vietnam Richard M. Nixon (1913-1994) thirty-seventh President (1969-1974). Nixon was in the Navy during World War II, then served in the Congress and Senate, and as President Dwight Eisenhower's Vice President. In 1960, he narrowly lost the Presidency to John F. Kennedy, and then was defeated in 1962 in the California governor's race. Regrouping his strength, he defeated Hubert Humphrey and George Wallace for the Presidency in 1968, and was overwhelmingly re-elected in 1972. During his Presidency, he visited China, signed the Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) treaty with the Soviets, witnessed man landing on the Moon, and continued the Vietnam War. The Watergate break-in and subsequent cover-up forced his resignation in 1974. Typed letter signed, one page, January 24, 1973, Washington, D.C. This is a wonderful typed letter on White House stationery with an embossed seal. The letter is addressed to the Honorable Wilbur D. Mills. Nixon writes, "Dear Wilbur: Now that we have finally achieved peace with honor in Vietnam, I particularly want you to know how much I have appreciated the support you have given during these difficult years to the policies that made that achievement possible. Without those in the Congress who stood steadfastly as you did, we could not have won the settlement that I announced last night. I know how great the pressures have been. I know the sort of attacks to which you have been subjected, as a result of following your conscience. But I also am confident that history will prove you to have been right, and that in the years to come you can look back with pride on the stern test nobly met. With best personal regards, Sincerely RN." Accompanied by COA from PSA/DNA.

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