PRESIDENT DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER - DOODLES UNSIGNED 02/17/1959 - HFSID 251778
Sale Price $680.00
DWIGHT DAVID EISENHOWER
Eisenhower drew some unsigned pipe doodles on this dated sheet of perforated paper during a Cabinet meeting in 1959. Accompanied by a photocopied letter of authenticity.
Doodles unsigned. Drawn in pencil with "2/17/1959" written in one corner. 5½x5¾, with perforations at top edge and horizontally through middle of sheet. Lightly toned and soiled. Perforations touch doodles. Otherwise in fine condition. Accompanied by: 1-page photocopied typed letter of authenticity. In part: "To Whom It May Concern: Howard Barney McCray came into possession of approximately 35 38 'doodles' done by President Dwight Eisenhower while he was in the White House. Howard acquired the doodles from his grandfather, the Honorable Jack Z. Anderson. Mr. Anderson was a Congressman from California starting the year 1939... Mr. Anderson was required to attend all Cabinet meetings. He told me that he noticed that the President would 'doodle,' sometimes on the agenda, sometimes on pieces of notepad or paper, during the discussions in the Cabinet meetings. He further noticed that the President would slip the completed doodles underneath the large blotter at his place at the Cabinet table. Mr. Anderson, after the conclusion of the meetings, would retrieve the doodles over a period of several months..." Lightly creased. Irregular left edge. Otherwise in fine condition. In 1952, Eisenhower (1890-1969, born in Denison, Texas) became the fifth General elected President because of his military leadership during wartime (the others were George Washington, Andrew Jackson, Zachary Taylor and Ulysses S. Grant). He headed the Allied Invasion of French North Africa (November 1942-May 1943) and directed the Allied Expeditionary Forces that invaded Normandy on June 6, 1944, recaptured France and overcame Germany. Appointed by President Harry S Truman, he served as Chief of Staff of the United States Army from November 19, 1945 to February 7, 1949. Eisenhower's efforts in that capacity included the unification of the armed services under a centralized command and the demobilization of the wartime army. Eisenhower, who accepted the surrender of Germany on May 7, 1945, became a highly respected officer of the U.S. Army, and his popularity carried him into the presidency. Serving as the nation's 34th President from 1953 to 1961, Eisenhower, like Grant, was a graduate of West Point and had held no previous elective office before becoming President. Ironically, Eisenhower and Grant were the only two Republican Presidents to serve two complete four-year terms until Ronald Reagan took office. Extremely popular, "Ike" was the first U.S. President constitutionally ineligible to run for a third term in 1960. Like Washington and Jackson, Eisenhower became an active farmer after serving his two terms as President.
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