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E. ROSS ADAIR - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 10/15/1971 - HFSID 131895

 
E. ROSS ADAIR
As US Ambassador to Ethiopia, he signs a typed 1971 letter to a former Congressional page, a brother in Delta Sigma Phi fraternity, which Adair had served as National President, closing with the fraternity greeting.
Typed Letter signed: "E. Ross Adair", 1 page, 8x10. Addis Ababa, 1971 October 15. On US Embassy letterhead to Douglas G. Voegler, Delta Sigma Phi, Lincoln, Nebraska. In full: "I do recall your service in the Republican House Cloakroom in 1969 and of course was particularly pleased to learn that you are a member of Delta Sigma Phi. I became a member many years ago of Tau Chapter at Hillsdale College. Since then for a number of years I served on the Board of Governors and one term as National President. You had requested a photograph and I am pleased to enclose one. [Item not included.] Mrs. Adair and I are thoroughly enjoying our assignment here, keeping very busy but finding the work pleasant and stimulating. I hope all goes well with you and with Alpha Psi Chapter. Y.I.T.B.O.S." E. Ross Adair (1907-1983) was a Republican Member of Congress from Indiana (1951-1971). After losing his bid for an 11th term in 1970, he was named US Ambassador to Ethiopia (1971-1974). Adair may have found that assignment "pleasant and stimulating" in 1971, or he may have just been writing as a diplomat, but the experience was soon to change. In the wake of economic disruptions, including a famine which cost 200,000 lives, the government of Emperor Haile Selassie was overthrown in 1974 by a radical military junta which launched a genocidal "red terror" and a disastrous war with neighboring Somalia. Soviet military aid poured into Ethiopia and the US - not for the last time - switched clients in the Horn of Africa, backing the Somalis. Delta Sigma Phi fraternity, founded in 1899, currently has 118 chapters at US colleges and universities nationwide, plus 18 alumni associations. Very lightly creased. Adhesive residue (previous mounting) on verso - show through but not affecting signature. Otherwise, fine condition.


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