RICHARD NIXON PARDONED FOR WATERGATE!

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SAYS HE HAS ‘SUFFERED ENOUGH'”

The Washington Post
September 9, 1974

Bold two-line banner headlines announce that President Gerald Ford has finally granted former President Richard M. Nixon a pardon for his involvement in the Watergate Fiasco. The front page report begins: “President Ford yesterday granted former President Nixon a “full, free and absolute pardon” for all federal crimes Mr. Nixon “committed or may have committed” during his term in the White House.  Mr. Nixon promptly issued a statement from his home in California accepting the pardon and admitting he had made mistakes but not acknowledging any crimes.” (“I am not a crook!”)

The historic newspaper contains other headlines and stories such as “Nixon To Control His Papers,” “Not Consulted About Pardon, Jaworski Says,” and “Nixon Aides Urged Pardon.” There is also a very large photo of President Ford reading the statement that he has granted a pardon to President Nixon.

Complete newspaper in very fine condition. Someone put this one away for keeps! Although “NIXON RESIGNS” newspapers are not uncommon, the Ford Pardon issues were only saved in tiny numbers. This is the first one we’ve had for sale.  For the finest collection of political memorabilia.

$245

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