• Short Summary

    United States Ambassador to Britain, Elliot Richardson, who has been named as commerce Secretary in President Ford's Cabinet reshuffle, sailed through an hour's grilling by newsmen in London on Tuesday (4 November).

  • Description

    United States Ambassador to Britain, Elliot Richardson, who has been named as commerce Secretary in President Ford's Cabinet reshuffle, sailed through an hour's grilling by newsmen in London on Tuesday (4 November).

    He successfully warded off constant questions which followed speculation that he might be ear-marked for consideration as a vice presidential candidate on the Ford ticket in the 1976 elections.

    He told a press conference in the London U.S. embassy that he did not intend taking his new job merely as a stepping stone to something else and added, "I don't want to muddy the waters" by speculating about future prospects.

    Mr. Richardson emerged from the scandal of Watergate with honour intact and was regarded a future U.S. presidential candidate.

    The Harvard-educated politician has been rated among the half-dozen probable leading contenders for the Republican presidential nomination next year or later.

    Handsome, urbane and highly articulate, he had become one of the most respected and popular figure in the U.S. after his dramatic resignation in 1973. He quit rather than obey orders from President Nixon to sack the Watergate Special Prosecutor, Archibald Cox.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1CXA16L5TQ613LDFCGT7Y06BR
    Media URN:
    VLVA1CXA16L5TQ613LDFCGT7Y06BR
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/11/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:03:15:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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