ADMIRAL HYMAN G. RICKOVER - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 04/12/1962 - HFSID 82838
HYMAN G. RICKOVER Hyman Rickover types a letter giving his regrets that he will not be able to attend a luncheon but asks that a message be read for him. Typed Letter Signed: "H.G. Rickover", 1p, 5¼x8. Atomic Energy Commission, Washington, 1962 April 12. To Mr. William R.
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HYMAN G. RICKOVER
Hyman Rickover types a letter giving his regrets that he will not be able to attend a luncheon but asks that a message be read for him.
Typed Letter Signed: "H.G. Rickover", 1p, 5¼x8. Atomic Energy Commission, Washington, 1962 April 12. To Mr. William R. Harris, United Advertising Corporation, Newark, New Jersey. In full: "I very much appreciate your invitation to be present at the luncheon on April 24th at which Mr. Dwight palmer is to be given the award of Outstanding Citizen of New Jersey for 1961. I regret a previous commitment prevents me from being present. I was closely associated for many years with Mr. Palmer, particularly during the War, when the General Cable Company under his Presidency performed outstanding service for the United States Navy. Therefore, I would appreciate it very much if it were possible for you to read the following message: 'I deeply regret my inability to be present on this occasion I have known Dwight Palmer for many years. Not only is he an outstanding individual; he also personifies the characteristics essential for citizenship in a democracy. By his actions he has demonstrated that a democracy does not exist simply for the purpose of providing rights to individuals; that it must expect corresponding obligations from them. Your organization has done itself honor in selecting Dwight Palmer for the award.' Sincerely," Head of the Navy's electrical division in World War II, Rickover (1900-1986) moved to the Atomic Energy Commission in 1947 and developed the first nuclear-powered submarine, the Nautilus, in 1954. He presided over the build-up of the U.S. nuclear-powered Navy. Despite cost overruns during its development, which earned the wrath of the General Accounting Office, the one-of a kind, super-secret NR-1 fulfilled Rickover's fondest hopes. The story of the craft has now been told in Dark Waters: An Insider's Account of the NR-1, the Cold War's Undercover Nuclear Submarine by Don Davis and original crewmember Lee Vyborny (2002). Fold creases not at signature. Slightly soiled. Staple holes at upper right corner. Irregular edges. Overall, fine condition.
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