PRESIDENT DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 01/07/1954 - HFSID 87671
DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER
The President sends a reproduction of his painting of Lincoln, which he does not think is very good.
Typed Letter Signed: "D.E." as 34th U.S. President, 1p, 7x9. The White House, Washington, 1954 January 7. To Lewis E. Strauss, Chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission. In full: "Mrs. Whitman tells me with some chagrin that somehow or other we overlooked sending you a reproduction of what I, with some embarrassment, call a 'portrait' of Lincoln. She assures me that you would really like to have one, and so, with some misgivings, I am sending a copy along." Anne Whitman was Eisenhower's personal secretary. Four years later, President Eisenhower named Strauss Secretary of Commerce but he was not confirmed by the Senate. Eisenhower was the only U.S. President who was also an artist. WWII hero and former Allied Supreme Commander DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (1890-1969) was as successful in politics as he was in war. Eisenhower, who was elected the nation's 34th President (1953-1961) in 1952, was determined to bring order and efficiency to the Administration in a new era of "dynamic conservatism". His domestic program, termed "Modern Republicanism", called for greater state government power, reduced federal intervention in the economy, revamped tax laws, increased Social Security benefits and improved interstate highways. Fulfilling a campaign pledge, Eisenhower went to South Korea following his election and subsequently oversaw the truce that ended the Korean War (1950-1953). He delivered his "Atoms for Peace" proposal to the United Nations in December 1953 and led the formation of the Southeast Asia Treaty Organization the following year. Despite having suffered a serious heart attack in September 1955, Eisenhower won re-election by a landslide in 1956. File hole (unknown hand) at upper left blank corner. Fine condition.
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