Gary Hart Autograph

US senator from Colorado from 1975 to 1987. Sought the Democratic nomination for President in 1984 and 1988. He was considered a front runner, and perhaps the most likely candidate in 1988 until a sex scandal brought him down.  To many, however, it was not the fact that he cheated on his wife that tarnished him but how he dealt with it publicly. Soon after his campaign began, rumors of his infidelity began spreading, and he responded by challenging the press to follow him around, which rather … [Read more...]

William J. Casey Autograph

At the time he signed this, he was most notable for having been chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission . During the Watergate hearings, he testified as a prosecution witness against former Attorney General John N. Mitchell. He later became even more well known as Director of the Central Intelligence Agency from 1981 to 1987 during the Reagan administration. Received 4/4/1974 … [Read more...]

Henry Kissinger Autograph

Almost anything I might bother to write about Mr. Kissinger would be insufficient. I don't have any personal stories or remembrances about him, so all that's left is his public career and influence, which is rather epic in scope. So he shows up here in a week of Nixon people because just during the period he served as National Security Advisor in the Nixon administration, he advanced the policy of détente with the Soviet Union, pushed for the opening of relations with the People's Republic of … [Read more...]

Spiro Agnew Autograph

Last week was baseball week in honor of the World Series.  This week will be Nixon week, in honor of nothing in particular. Spiro Agnew. Nixon's Vice-President, who resigned under a bribe-taking scandal that had nothing to do with Watergate.  Nixon appointed Gerald Ford to take Agnew's place, and Ford ended up succeeding to Nixon when he, in turn, resigned. Received 5/26/1970  - before all the scandals hit. … [Read more...]

Howard H. Baker Autograph

United States Senator, Ambassador to Japan. He gained prominence as the ranking Republican/minority member of the Senate Judiciary Committee during the Watergate hearings. He asked the famous question, "What did the President know and when did he know it?", which was suggested to him by his counsel and former campaign manager, future U.S. Senator and actor Fred Thompson. Received 1/23/1974. And oh, yes, we have Thompson's autograph, too. Patience. … [Read more...]