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White House pen with Richard Nixon signature

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Melvin R. Laird

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White House Pen

This felt-tipped pen, made by Parker Pen and imprinted with the White House and facsimile Richard Nixon signature, was used to sign the Health Maintenance Organization Act of 1973 on December 29, 1973. Melvin R. Laird was serving as Counsellor to the President for Domestic Affairs and was responsible for this legislation.

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