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Ford, Gerald R. (1913-2006) Gerald Ford's Remarks in Japan

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01474 Author/Creator: Ford, Gerald R. (1913-2006) Place Written: Japan Type: Typed document signed Date: 20 November 1974 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Signed in blue felt-tip marker on page 6. The speech discusses the state of American-Japanese relations. Speech given as the first American President to visit Japan. Tucked into a gilt stamped leather valise with yellow moiré tabs, said to have been the official presentation binder.

People: Ford, Gerald R., 1913-2006.

Historical Era: 1945 to the Present

Keywords/Subjects: President, Asia, Diplomacy, Global History and US Foreign Policy, Vice President

Sub Era: The Seventies