Lot 197: 21 signature cards: Cabinet members & Pres. Ford
December 1, 2016
Falls Church, VA, USALive Auction
Description: [President Ford/Appointees] 22 Signed items: 1 book signed by Ford and 21 cards signed by cabinet members from the Nixon, Ford, and Carter, and Johnson administrations. ++ Gerald R. Ford and John R. Stiles. PORTRAIT OF THE ASSASSIN. Signed by Gerald R. Ford on ffep. Simon and Schuster, (1965). 8vo. Cloth, in dj. Very good. ++ 16 cards signed by members of Richard Nixon and Gerlad Fords cabinet: George P. Schultz (Secretary of Labor 1969-70, Secretary of State 1982-89); Melvin Laird (Secy. of Defense 1969-73); Elliot L. Richardson (Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare 1970-73, then briefly Secretary of Defense in 1973); Caspar Weinberger (Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare 1973-75, under Nixon and Gerald Ford, then Secretary of Defense 1981-87); Donald Rumsfeld (Secretary of Defense under Ford and George W. Bush, 1975-1977, 2001-2006, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff 1974-75); William P. Rogers (Secretary of State 1969-73); John Mitchell (Attorney General 1969-72, Watergate conspirator); William B. Saxbe (Attorney General 1974-75); 2 cards signed by Claude Brinegar (Secy. of Transportation 1973-75); Clifford M. Hardin (Secy. of Agriculture 1969-71); Stanley K. Hathaway (Secy. of the Interior June-Oct. 1975); Earl L. Beitz (Secy. of Agriculture 1971-74); Maurice H. Stans (Secretary of Commerce 1969-72, signature dated 1979); Jim Hodgson (Secretary of Labor 1970-73); and Carla Hills (Secretary of Housing and Urban Development 1975-77). ++ W. Willard Wirtz (Secretary of Labor 1963-68, under Lyndon Johnson). Signed card. Later typed caption above the signature. ++ 4 cards signed by members of Jimmy Carters cabinet: Shirley Hufstedler (Secretary of Education, 1979-81, dated April 30, 1980); Brock Adams (Secy. of Transportation, 1977-79); Griffin B. Bell (Attorney General 1977-79); and Charles W. Duncan (Secy. of Energy, 1979-81, signature dated March 20, 1980). ++ Very good to near fine. 3.2 Lb.