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President Richard M. Nixon

On the morning of August 9, 1974, the day following President Nixon's televised resignation speech, White House Chief of Staff Alexander Haig presented this letter to President Nixon to sign. The President's resignation letter is addressed to the Secretary of State, in keeping with a law passed by Congress in 1792. The letter became effective when Secretary of State Henry Kissinger initialed it at 11:35 a.m. National Archives, General Records of the Department of State..Credit: National Archives via CNP
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On the morning of August 9, 1974, the day following President Nixon's televised resignation speech, White House Chief of Staff Alexander Haig presented this letter to President Nixon to sign. The President's resignation letter is addressed to the Secretary of State, in keeping with a law passed by Congress in 1792. The letter became effective when Secretary of State Henry Kissinger initialed it at 11:35 a.m. National Archives, General Records of the Department of State..Credit: National...
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Filename: 080974Nixon-Resignation01.jpg
From gallery: President Richard M. Nixon
Source: Consolidated News Photos
Date: 9 Aug 1974
Location: Washington District of Columbia United States of America
Credit: National Archives via CNP
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