GENERAL LUCIUS D. CLAY - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 01/31/1974 - HFSID 295856
Sale Price $396.00
LUCIUS D. CLAY
The General sends a letter to David Rockefeller, Sr. saying he is looking forward to seeing him at an upcoming meeting.
Typed Letter signed: "Lucius" in blue ink, 1 page, 7¼x10½. New York, New York, 1974 January 31. On his personal letterhead addressed to Mr. David Rockefeller, New York, New York. In Full: "Dear David: I am looking forward to being with you at 10:30 am on Wednesday, May 8th, in the Board Room of the Bank. It is always a very special occasion! Sincerely," Lucius D. Clay (1897-1978) did not lead troops in combat during World War II, but played a vital role in re-opening French ports as supply channels after D-Day. He became much more important after the war, serving as Deputy Military Governor (1945-1947) andMilitary Governor (1947-1949) of the American Zone in occupied Germany. He played a key role in refocusing occupation policy in Germany from punishment to reconstruction. He also oversaw the Berlin Airlift from June 28, 1948 to May 12, 1949, during which time two million tons of essential supplies at a cost of $224 million were flown into West Berlin during a Russian blockade of Allied land and water routes. The Berlin Airlift involved 250,000 flights. After the Berlin Wall was built in August 1961, President Kennedy sent General Clay as his Personal Representative, with the rank of Ambassador, on a mission to Berlin that lasted until September 1962. David Rockefeller, Sr. (b. 1915) was CEO of Chase Manhattan Bank from 1961 to 1980. Normal mailing folds. Otherwise, fine condition.
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