Nixon, Richard M.

Rare ALS 2 years before elected President, nice letter of condolence to a friend on her husband's death, both IGFA Hall of Fame fishermen

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(1913-1994) California US Rep, VP 1953-61, 1960 GOP presidential candidate, 1962 Republican Party candidate for governor of California. After losing the 1960 presidential election and the 1962 California gubernatorial election, most believed his political career was finished. Nonetheless, he remained politically active in the 1966 congressional elections. He campaigned for many Republicans seeking to regain seats lost in the 1964 Johnson landslide and received credit for helping the Republicans make major gains in the midterm election. He made many friends and gained many supporters campaigning on behalf of the Republican Party, ultimately winning the 1968 presidential nomination and elected and re-elected as President, serving 1969-74. 1st to resign from office after Watergate scandal. Interesting rare ALS "Dick" on 9 1/2 x 6 1/4 Key Biscayne Hotel and Villas letterhead, Miami, Florida, November 11 1966, letter of sympathy to "Eugenie" (Eugenie Marron). Nixon writes Mrs. Marron while on vacation "after a strenuous campaign" to express sympathy on the death of her husband, "Uncle Lou" who, according to Nixon, "was one of the finest men it was our privilege to know during our years in public life." He recalls "those happy days" spent at the Marron's parties in Florida, Spring Lake and New York. He adds: "...we shall cherish the memories of those few moments we were privileged to chat with him about everything from politics to far more important (and enjoyable) activities - like fishing for example!" Nixon acknowledges that he never learned to fish but Lou's genius was that in "...his contagious enthusiasm he made everyone who knew him - a great fisherman - at least in his dreams!" EUGENIE MARRON (1899-1989) Brielle, New Jersey and Palm Beach, Fla. big-game fisherwoman who held 5 world fishing records at her death; one women's record for a 722 lb. swordfish caught in 1954 off Chile. She traveled the world with her husband, Louis E. Marron, who held the men's record (at his wife's death) for a 1,182 lb. swordfish caught off Chile in 1953. She wrote "Albacora: The Search for the Giant Broadbill" (Random House, 1957). Mrs. Marron assisted in research at MIT and the University of Miami about the central nervous system of the giant squid. Mrs. Marron and her husband were 2014 inductees into the IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame. She received bachelor's and master's degrees from Columbia University and was also an artist and sculptor, a student of Alexander Archipenko.

Condition: Very good, thin spot on verso from tape removal, minor clip stain remnant at top left, pencil acknopwledgment at top right
Type:Letter






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