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[Gerald Ford] — Clarence Cannon 
'CANNON'S PROCEDURE IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES'. WASHINGTON, D.C.: UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE, 1948
Estimate
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LOT SOLD. 2,500 USD
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[Gerald Ford] — Clarence Cannon 
'CANNON'S PROCEDURE IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES'. WASHINGTON, D.C.: UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE, 1948
Estimate
2,5003,500
LOT SOLD. 2,500 USD
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[Gerald Ford] — Clarence Cannon 
'CANNON'S PROCEDURE IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES'. WASHINGTON, D.C.: UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE, 1948
Small 8vo (6 1/2 x in.; 162 x mm). Minor toning to margins, wear to tabs. Original full green leatherette, cover ruled and lettered in gilt, front pastedown with ownership signature of Gerald Ford in blue ink; wear to extremities, corners a bit bumped. 
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Provenance

Gerald Ford (his signature to front pastedown) 

Catalogue Note

Gerald Ford's copy of 'Cannon's Procedure in the House of Representatives'. Dated 1948, the volume is contemporary to Ford's first run for the United States House of Representatives (where he went on to serve thirteen terms). 

After Ford was released from active duty in the Navy, he became involved in Republican politics, and in 1948 challenged Bartel J. Jonkman, the incumbent Republican congressman. During this campaign, Ford famously spoke with voters as they left the factories where they worked, and visited local farms. After his victory in 1948, and a wager between area farmers and Ford, the candidate had not only earned himself a seat in the House of Representatives, but also a fortnight milking cows in Grand Rapids.

A wonderful association item from an integral moment in Ford's political career.

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