William Edward Simon (1927-2000) Inscribed and Signed Photo, "To Gordon Baer, a very capable and dedicated public servant. Thank you for all your support and association and my very warmest best wishes always, Bill Simon", 8 x 10, b/w, close up portrait, of the American businessman, a Secretary of Treasury of the U.S. for three years, and a philanthropist. He became the 63rd Secretary of the Treasury on May 9, 1974, during the Nixon administration. After Nixon resigned, Simon was reappointed by President Ford and served until 1977 when President Carter took office. Outside of government, he was a successful businessman and philanthropist. The William E. Simon Foundation carries on this legacy. Simon was a pioneer of the leveraged buyout: he bought and sold companies. He also served as President of the U.S. Olympic Committee from 1981 to 1985, which included the 1984 Games in Sarajevo and Los Angeles. In fine condition, mounted on matting board.