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As Chairman of the Rockefeller Foundation, he writes to David Rockefeller, declining an invitation to a luncheon with the Austrian Chancellor.
Typed Letter signed: "Douglas", 1 page, 6¼x8½. New York, N.Y., 1975 March 27. To David Rockefeller, Chase Manhattan Bank, New York, N.Y. In full: "Thank you for the invitation to the luncheon you are giving for Chancellor Kreisky on Thursday, April 17th. Unfortunately, I have a luncheon at the Metropolitan Museum that day so I will not be able to join you. I am sorry to have to miss this. With every best wish, Sincerely". Investment banker Clarence Douglas Dillon (1909-2003), an Under Secretary in the Treasury and State Departments under President Eisenhower, was US Ambassador to France (1953-1957). President Kennedy, wanting a Republican in his Cabinet, tapped Dillon as Secretary of the Treasury (1961-1965). Dillon was also a member of the Executive Committee of the National Security Council, the informal, high-level group which advised Kennedy during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Dillon served as President of the Harvard Board of Overseers, Chairman of the Brookings Institution, Vice Chairman of the Council on Foreign Relations, and President of the Metropolitan Museum. A lifelong friend of David Rockefeller, he was Chairman of the Rockefeller Foundation from 1972 to 1975. Bruno Kreisky was Chancellor of Austria from 1970 to 1983. Normal mailing fold. Ink note (unknown hand) at top edge. Otherwise, fine condition.

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