|Title||Pen, with box, Richard Nixon|
Dark blue plastic, felt tipped pen with a silver metal cap. The signature of Richard Nixon is printed in silver on the stem below lettering that reads "The White House."
The pen fits into a red plastic insert that fits into a lidded box. The bottom portion of the box is plain white. The sides of the lid are edged with brass. The presidential seal is imprinted in the center of the lid in gold. The President's signature is in black at lower proper left.
|Year Range from||1970|
|Year Range to||1975|
|Made||Parker Pen Company|
|Place of Origin||USA: District of Columbia, Washington|
|Used||USA: District of Columbia, Washington|
Hruska, Roman L., 1904-1999
Presidents traditionally use several pens when signing important documents (i.e. Executive Orders, legislation, resolutions). These pens are usually gifted to individuals who played an important role in the passage of a bill or have a particular interest in the legislation. Very often the pens are used in a public "Signing Ceremony."
This pen is not identified as being used to sign any particular document. It may have simply been presented as a gift.
|Credit line||Mary Ann and Roman L. Hruska Jr.|
|Collection||Hruska, Senator Roman L.|