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Catalog Number 7925-66
Title Pen; Gerald Ford, Defense Appropriations, 1976
Object Name Pen
Description Dark blue plastic, felt tipped pen with a silver metal cap. The signature of Gerald R. Ford is printed in silver on the stem below lettering that reads "The White House."

Pen is contained in a white envelope with the printed return address "United States Senate / Washington, D.C. / Official Business / Roman L. Hruska." Written across the front of the envelope is "One of Pres's signing / Pen - Def Appropns / Sept. 22 1976 / East Rm." Written across the upper proper right corner in pink is "H-Desk."
Date 09/22/1976
Material Plastic/Metal/Ink
Made Parker Pen Company
Place of Origin USA: District of Columbia, Washington
Used USA: District of Columbia, Washington
Length (in) 5.333
People Ford, Gerald R.
Hruska, Roman L., 1904-1999
History One of the pens used by the President on September 22, 1976 to sign a defense appropriation.

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."
Credit line Mary Ann and Roman L. Hruska Jr.
Collection Hruska, Senator Roman L.